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How long can person go unresponsive after stroke?

How long can person go unresponsive after stroke?

Indefinitely: Depending on the size and location of a stroke, a person can remain comatose indefinitely, even with aggressive medical interventions. ...Read more

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Is the medical definition of autism defined as being in a state of unresponsiveness to one's outside environment?

Is the medical definition of autism defined as being in a state of unresponsiveness to one's outside environment?

NO: Autism has a wide range within which the following are consistently present: -language and social skill deficits out of proportion to overall ability, -restricted, repetitive or stereotypical patterns of behavior, -difficulty with communication, -sometimes lack of interest in environment and other times hypersensitivity to environmental stimuli, absence of imaginative play, -lack of theory of mind ...Read more

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Is unresponsiveness a common problem in the end stages of Parkinson's disease?

Is unresponsiveness a common problem in the end stages of Parkinson's disease?

Yes: Unfortunately, people with Parkinson's often go from ambulatory and verile to bed-bound and senile in the end stages. Many medications can delay this progression, but once it gets to that point, hospice is a great option for care. ...Read more

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Gall Bladder removal on my 24 year old wonderful daughter Post surgery, blood pressure very high muscle spasms, periods of unresponsiveness MRI clear?

Gall Bladder removal on my 24 year old wonderful daughter Post surgery, blood pressure very high muscle spasms, periods of unresponsiveness MRI clear?

Drug reaction?: May be a reaction to one if the myriad of medications, including the anesthesia that caused this, assuming it happened immediately after the operation. Ask for follow up with the anesthesiologist to get more input. If itnhappened in the operating room, it could have been related to a gas embolism, and that would resolve on its own. I'm sure she'll come around and be fine. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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The hospital say my brothers are busting ok my brother is 57 an had another stroke monday the 16th an was put in hospital well friday morning he was unresponsive to anything they went down his throat an said his artie was busted they fixed it an now its b

The hospital say my brothers are busting ok my brother is 57 an had another stroke monday the 16th an was put in hospital well friday morning he was unresponsive to anything they went down his throat an said his artie was busted they fixed it an now its b

It's: It's difficult to know exactly what's going on here. Strokes don't really go together with bleeding from vessels that you would find by going "down his throat."

if the procedure that found the bleeding vessels in the neck was endoscopy (a camera through the mouth), then the bleeding could have been from an artery in an ulcer or from a dilated vein. If your brother has no history of liver disease, then bleeding from a vein is less likely. On the other hand, if he does have liver disease, then he may have abnormal blood clotting ability, which could cause both bleeding from veins in the esophagus and potentially bleeding into the brain.

If the procedure that found the bleeding vessels was an angiogram (a small tube inserted through an artery in the arm or leg), then he may have aneurysms, a vascular malformation, or a dissection in the vessel wall that could cause both the local problem and the stroke.

That's about the best I can do with the information provided. ...Read more

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A 37 yr old has suffered a stroke'/ has blood clot on brain, two surgeries to relieve pressure. On ventilator, unresponsive, is there hope of recovery?

A 37 yr old has suffered a stroke'/ has blood clot on brain, two surgeries to relieve pressure. On ventilator, unresponsive, is there hope of recovery?

Stroke: Prognosis depends upon the extent of brain damage so impossible to tell. Hang in there. Brain is complicated but more plasticity at a young age. Prognosis has to do with both clinical course and findings on brain scans. ...Read more

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My grandad in hospitalised care due to strokes. Unresponsive, not swallowing. Has diabetes. Doctors no longer giving medication. How long does he have?

My grandad in hospitalised care due to strokes. Unresponsive, not swallowing. Has diabetes. Doctors no longer giving medication. How long does he have?

Consult with team: You need to consult with your grandfather's care team who evaluated him upon admission to the hospital. That will give you a good index of his level of fragility and ultimate prognosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is stroke?

What is stroke?

Damage to brain: A stroke is generally term referred to impairment or loss of function of part of the brain. This happens when blood supply to that part of the brain is interrupted due to a blockage resulting from plaque build up and/ or blood clot. Also rupture of blood vessel causing bleeding in the brain can result in stroke. ...Read more

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What is stroke?

What is stroke?

Stroke: Two type of stroke:
hemorrhagic (bleeding) stroke
ischemic (non-bleeding) stroke

common symptoms:
speech difficulty
loss of speech
double vision
focal weakness
focal numbness
imbalance
memory loss
facial weakness (abnormal face). ...Read more

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What is dry stroke?

What is dry stroke?

No bleeding: A dry or "ischemic" stroke is similar to a heart attack. A clot lodges in an artery to the brain which cuts of the blood supply causing damage to the brain. This is a stroke or a "brain attack". A "wet" stroke is a hemorrhage in the brain usually caused by either a malformation called and avm or an aneurysm or can also be called by uncontrolled hypertension. ...Read more

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What causes strokes?

What causes strokes?

Cause of strokes: Strokes are caused by insufficient blood and oxygen flow to the brain. The common types of stroke are ischemic stroke (when blood flow is impeded) and hemorrhagic stroke (when a broken blood vessel leaks blood into the brain). Most strokes are related to high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes mellitus, high blood cholesterol and atrial fibrillation. ...Read more

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What is a MCA stroke?

Stroke: Mca stands for the middle cerebral artery which is one of the major arteries that provides vascular supply to the brain. If this artery should become block then it can cause a stroke in the brain. A stroke is loss of function n the form of speech, motor control of the body among other functions. ...Read more

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What is a dry stroke?

What is a dry stroke?

Ischemic: A dry stroke is due to a cut off or reduction in circulation to a portion of the brain, usually due to closure of a blood vessel from a blood clot. This is different from a "wet stroke" in which a blood vessel break or is disrupted, causing bleeding or hemorrhage into the brain. ...Read more

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Conmon age for stroke?

Any age: A stroke can occur at any age when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted. Although more common with advancing age, diabetes, drug abuse, and penetrating neck injuries are examples of reasons for stroke in a younger age group. ...Read more

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What does stroke mean?

Brain attack: 2 kinds of stroke: ischemic or hemorrhagic. Ischemic (either thrombotic or embolic) is like a clogged drain in your house. Hemorrhagic is like a burst pipe. In either case, you don't get water flowing where you need it. Same w/stroke - you lose blood flow to vital areas in your brain (are there non-vital areas?). Without blood flow, brain dies. So if you think you're having a stroke, call 911. ...Read more

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What are "mini strokes"?

What are "mini strokes"?

Mini stroke = TIA: A mini stroke, or TIA, is a stroke - a stroke with symptoms lasting less than 24 hours. This could be weakness of an arm or leg, numbness of the face, arm and leg, double vision, etc. A mini stroke or TIA cannot be determined by testing, it is a clinical diagnosis. The cause of a TIA is the same as for a regular stroke. Blood pressure and smoking are important risk factors. ...Read more

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Can weed causes strokes?

Can weed causes strokes?

Minimal data: There's a report of binge smoking in adolescents who were irregular users of mj, having cerebellar strokes because of the binge. 2 died. There is a report that smoking mj is protective like aspirin. But mj causes vasoconstriction & fluctuations in arterial spasming that may contribute to a stroke in a susceptible person. No good data either way. Best not to smoke anything and mitigate your risks. ...Read more

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What causes mini strokes?

What causes mini strokes?

Mini strokes: Mini strokes, or TIAs, are caused by the same things that cause regular strokes. Here are the common causes:

smoking
high blood pressure
atrial fibrillation
high blood sugar
arterial disease / atherosclerosis
high blood cholesterol ...Read more

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What to do about stroke?

Stroke: Once a stroke occurs the focus needs to be on rehab and prevention. The sooner you begin rehab, the more likely you are to regain abilities. Also proper blood pressure and cholesterol control as well as improved lifestyle - ie improved diet/exercise are needed to prevent another from happening. This should all be done under the watchful eye of your physician - may benefit from medicine as well. ...Read more

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How is a stroke diagnosed?

How is a stroke diagnosed?

By the neurologist: It needs history, physical examination, lab and xray testing and frequent monitoring of the patient's symtoms by the nursing staff. ...Read more

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What are sympt of stroke?

Many?!!: Stroke is the name given to a sudden vascular event in the central nervous system, the symptoms depend on the site of the lesion, from sudden onset of weakness usually focal, to sudden onset of visual, hearing, balance problems, facial asymmetry or altered mental status. The list is long and the symptoms variable. ...Read more

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Who is at risk for stroke?

Who is at risk for stroke?

Lots of people: Diabetics, anyone with cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure not controlled, high cholesterol especially with known plaques, those with a strong family history, atrial fibrillation, mechanical valves and more. ...Read more

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What are signs of stroke?

Emergency: This kind of question worries me. If you are watching anyone who you think is having a stroke then minutes count. Lives can be saved with rapid and immediate medical attention. If you have not already called 911 or gotten the person into medical care regardless of the answers here it may be wise to do so now. ...Read more

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Can a fall cause a stroke?

Can a fall cause a stroke?

Not usually: It can cause intracranial bleed, if its big enough it can cause some neurological symtopms, but an ischemic stroke! ...Read more

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Can stroke affect eyesight?

Absolutely: You can have a vascular occlusion within the eye which can affect the sight in that particular eye. You can have a stroke in the visual cortex which can block portions of your vision. Strokes have also affected color vision, facial recognition, visual memory and other visually related functions. These conditons are best analyzed by a neuro-ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What procedures help stroke?

What procedures help stroke?

Carotid surgery: It depends on type---
carotid stenting--
carotid endarterectomy--
merci retrieval to remove a blood clot
aneurysm embolization. ...Read more