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Treatment For Blood Clots In The Brain
Depends on timing : If this stroke patient has no bleeding and got to the hospital early enough , then the patient may benefit from thrombolytic treatment as long as no contraindication for the lytics. If you are asking about blocked carotid artery then if stenosis is above 50% and is the source of clot (although unusual for midbrain) then surgery or stent ...Read more
33 yo woman, drug addict, had a stroke, has 3 blood clots in the brain and some kind of brain lining deterioration. Dr advised no treatment. hope?
How sad!: What a tough time for you! You don't say what her condition is at present, but it sounds dire. Talk to the doctor and your family, and a second opinion and even a third is always a good idea. It helps to write things down so you remember better what was said and to have your questions written down, too, so you don't forgot them when you are talking with the docs. Best wishes to you! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many causes.: There are many causes. Atherosclerosis is one. Vascultis can do it also, which has many forms, like polyarteritis nodosa. Hematologic diseases, such as thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura can cause it, as can drugs, like cocaine. Embolism, and vasoconstriction are other major causes. ...Read more
Small strokes: The symptoms from 1-2 mm infarcts or hemorrhages vary from none to temporary disability which clear in a few days. They can cause cumulative damage also if the cause is not found and treated. ...Read more
No, uncommon: Blood clots are uncommon after all surgeries. However, when they do occur they are usually filtered into the lungs and people can die if they are large enough to block enough of the lung. However, the risks of this are small, but how small depends on the surgery and how it is performed. For more information see your physician. In addition, there are many other risk factors to discuss with your md. ...Read more
Artery/Fibrillation: Most strokes are due to clots to the brain. These occur due to clots from the heart in those with atrial fibrillatiion and those with plaque in the carotid arteries. Small clots form, travel up to the brain and occlude small arterioles and thus a small stroke. There are other causes but those are the most common. That is why Coumadin and Aspirin are used in prevention of clot formation. ...Read more
Stroke: What is commonly referred as blood clots may represent two (totally different) serious categories: hemorrhage or ischemia. In hemorrhage the blood leaks out of the blood vessels and accumulates inside the brain or between the brain and the skull. In ischemia the blood flow is interrupted blocking the oxygen supply to the brain. The brain damage resulting from either ranges from mild to fatal. ...Read more
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