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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
Stroke or anxiety? My father cannot control a car properly, minor accident, at times he loses control of the muscles in his left hand and cannot grip anything, has trouble typing and making distance judgments with that hand/arm, lost the ability to play g
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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