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27yrs old and an elite athlete who suffered a mild ischemic stroke 24hrs ago. Any key decisions my docs are likely to be facing?

27yrs old and an elite athlete who suffered a mild ischemic stroke 24hrs ago. Any key decisions my docs are likely to be facing?

What's mild CVA @ 27: Stroke at age 27, athlete or not, is unusual. All strokes should be thoroughly worked up, preferably by neurologists. Since there are so many variables, such as location, causation, associated health issues, that your question cannot be answered with the limited information you are able to present. ...Read more

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27yrs old and an elite athlete who suffered a mild ischemic stroke 24hrs ago. Any key decisions my docs are likely to be facing?

27yrs old and an elite athlete who suffered a mild ischemic stroke 24hrs ago. Any key decisions my docs are likely to be facing?

Stroke: A young person getting a stroke is unusual. You really need to look for preventable or correctable causes. Cocaine abuse, sickle cell disease, hereditary aneurysms, moyamoya disease etc. ...Read more

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Is it possible to fully recover from an ischemic stroke?

Is it possible to fully recover from an ischemic stroke?

Perhaps: The brain possesses amazing coping and plasticity skills and recovery may seem full and miraculous. Folks do best with small lacunar events, in non-critical areas. Best to prevent future events. ...Read more

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Is Ischemic stroke is easy to recover for a 58 years old?

Stoke recovery: Is Ischemic stroke is easy to recover for a 58 years old? ANS: Yes and No. It depends on how dense the stroke is. That is how much of the body it affected. The more the slower the recovery usually. The Dsr caring for your stroke is an expert in YOU. Please discuss with them. ...Read more

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What is the difference between acute ischemic stroke and ischemic stroke?

Acute - Sudden Onset: Acute stroke refers to a stroke that has just occurred. Ischemic stroke may be hyperacute (based on sudden onset neurological symptoms and imaging findings, MRI and perfusion study) and potentially treatable, acute (1-7 d), subacute (7-21 d), and chronic (>21 d). ...Read more

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Is full recovery possible in ischemic stroke? To what extend recovery can be done in this case? ( answer in %)

Is full recovery possible in ischemic stroke?  To what extend recovery can be done in this case? ( answer in %)

Possible: If it is a small ischemic stroke then full recovery is possible. Unless your are left handed, it would be unusual to have aphasia from a right brain stroke. If you mean right sided weakness that would be more typical. I would need to see the MRI to give you a % of possible recovery that would be possible but certainly improvement from your current condition is a possibility. ...Read more

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42m ischemic stroke 5 years ago and recovered well. He just had a second stroke a few weeks ago. No cause ID'd. Is life expect. decreased? Im scared.

42m ischemic stroke 5 years ago and recovered well. He just had a second stroke a few weeks ago. No cause ID'd. Is life expect. decreased? Im scared.

Stroke: you are young, stay healthy, limit risk factors if possible. life expectancy doesn't change. you are young. take your medicine for prevention and listen to you doctors. ...Read more

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How to prevent ischemic stroke?

How to prevent ischemic stroke?

Many things: Optimally address this with your doctor who can best assess your risks. But make sure you are physically active, maintain a reasonable weight, have blood pressure and cholesterol numbers is a reasonable range and possible even aspirin may help prevent this ... ...Read more

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Could an ischemic stroke be fatal?

Could an ischemic stroke be fatal?

Potentially yes: Most ischemic strokes such as thrombosis or embolism cause significant damage but not immediate fatality. However, intracranial hemorrhage has a 60% mortality within one year, and a ruptured aneurysm causes death in 50% prior to reaching a hospital. The garden variety stroke in certain parts of brain have potential for death depending upon extent. ...Read more

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What are the differences between a hemorragic and ischemic stroke?

What are the differences between a hemorragic and ischemic stroke?

Blood: Ischemic stroke happens when blood supply to the brain gets cut off. Hemorrhagic stroke happens when a blood vessel ruptures and bleed spills into the brain matter. Both cause damage to the brain tissue. ...Read more

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What could cause a re-bleed in an ischemic stroke?

What could cause a re-bleed in an ischemic stroke?

Stroke: Stroke is a disruption of blood supply to an area of the brain, resulting in injury to a portion of the brain. This affects the blood vessels as well, as the surrounding supporting tissue is injured and becomes fragile. The increased fragility of these vessels can cause spontaneous bleeding. ...Read more

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What happens during an inflammatory response to an ischemic stroke?

What happens during an inflammatory response to an ischemic stroke?

Usually there is not: Much of an inflammatory response to a stroke. Ask your neurologist. They will help you. ...Read more

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Can you do mixed martial arts if you have had a trans ischemic stroke?

Can you do mixed martial arts if you have had a trans ischemic stroke?

Yes & no: Sometimes injury to the arteries of the neck causes stroke symptoms. If this is the cause of the TIA, I think it is best to avoid fighting. Can't say that any fighting sports are good for the brain, whether there has been a TIA or not. The conditioning used for MMA is good for the brain though. Is there a way to do this sport without contact? Just a thought. ...Read more

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I had an ischemic stroke November 23. Affecting left side.Lately my entire left side is extremely weak. Is this normal?

I had an ischemic stroke November 23. Affecting left side.Lately my entire left side is extremely weak. Is this normal?

Be seen: Please be seen promptly. While after a stroke, strength can wax and wane, if it is persistent and/or new, you need to be evaluated. ...Read more