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What is a stroke and the different types of stroke?

What is a stroke and the different types of stroke?

Lack of blood: Generally, there are 2 types of stroke that ultimately result from not enough oxygen getting to the brain: 1 - ischemic (represents ~70%) is due to a blockage that results in not enough blood flow 2 - hemorrhagic (which is less often) results when a blood vessel bursts and blood spills out uncontrollably, may end up resulting compression on the brain given the limited volume in the skull. ...Read more

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What are the different types of strokes?

What are the different types of strokes?

Types of strokes: You must be referring to the hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke types? The hemorrhagic stroke is caused by leakage of blood from a blood vessel. The ischemic stroke is caused by interruption of blood flow, either by a blood clot or a narrow artery. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how the two different types of strokes are diagnosed?

Can you tell me how the two different types of strokes are diagnosed?

Testing for stroke: You must be referring to the hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke types? The hemorrhagic type can be seen with a noncontrast head CT, which is always done as soon as a person with a stroke comes to the ER. An older ischemic stroke can be seen on the same study, a recent ischemic stroke can be found by MRI (diffusion MRI). ...Read more

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Is memory loss from dementia caused by multiple mini strokes different from the type caused by alzheimer's? In what way?

Is memory loss from dementia caused by multiple mini strokes different from the type caused by alzheimer's? In what way?

Pattern different: "vascular dementia" is associated with heart disease, hypertension, high cholesterol, is rather abrupt, stepwise, and associated with some focal outcomes. The cognitive exam is perhaps similar to alzheimer;s, but abrupt changes not seen in alzheimer's. ...Read more

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What types of strokes are there.?

What types of strokes are there.?

Hemorrhagic/ischemic: Strokes are caused by either a lack of blood (example embolism of a clot or occlusion of a blood vessel), or a bleed ...Read more

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Are there different kinds of stroke?

Are there different kinds of stroke?

Yes: Strokes can be classified as hemorrhagic or ischemic. A hemorrhagic stroke is where there is bleeding in and amongst the environs of the brain. Ischemic strokes are the result of blockage or diminished flow to regions of the brain. Ultimately, a stroke is a pathological alteration of brain blood flow. ...Read more

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Are there different severities of strokes?

Are there different severities of strokes?

Yes: Tias last less than 24 hours with no residual symptoms. Major stroke can cause immediate death. See stroke.Org for good info. ...Read more

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Are there different medications used for ischemic strokes?

Different options: Medications used for blood thinning effect include aspirin, clopidogrel, dipyramidole. Warfarin can be used if there is evidence of Afib/Aflutter. Newer agents include dabigatran, rivaroxaban, or apixiban. Statin medications including atorvastatin or simvastatin are often used also. ...Read more

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Are hemorhagic strokes the type you have from endocarditis?

Are hemorhagic strokes the type you have from endocarditis?

Embolic: Hemorrhagic strokes are due to bleeding in the head, not typical of endocarditis. Endocarditis is more likely to produce and embolic stroke when a piece of the infectous aera breaks free and goes to the brain. ...Read more

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