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What is the difference between hemorrhage and embolic stroke?

What is the difference between hemorrhage and embolic stroke?

Bleed vs blockage: Hemorrhagic strokes usually refer to bleeds within the parenchyma or substance of the brain (though subarachnoid bleeding - from an aneurysm or such- is rarely and loosely referred to as a hemorhagic stroke). An ischemic stroke is when brain tissue dies (infarcts) due to a lack of blood flo from a clot or small vessel blockage. It is not uncommon for some bleeding to occur within an infarct. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Stroke (Definition)

Stroke is a loss of neurological function due to loss of blood flow to a part of the brain. This can be the result of clotting locally, an embolus from elsewhere in the vascular system or bleeding in the brain. It is usually manifest by a sudden ...Read more


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What's the difference between ischemic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, and embolic stroke?

What's the difference between ischemic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, and embolic stroke?

Pathophysiology: Ischemic stroke occurs when an artery to the brain is blocked.A thrombotic stroke occurs when diseased or damaged cerebral arteries become blocked by the formation of a blood clot within the brain. An embolic stroke is also caused by a clot within an artery, but in this case the clot (or emboli) forms somewhere other than in the brain itself. Hemorrhagic stroke is sudden bleed into the brain. ...Read more

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How can you tell difference between hemorrhage or embolism stroke?

How can you tell difference between hemorrhage or embolism stroke?

Need imaging: Clinically you really can't tell easily which patient has had a hemorrhagic vs an ischemic (because of an embolus) stroke. There are some subtle clinical clues that are beyond what can be discussed here, but the easiest way to tell is a ct of the head. Often hemorrhagic strokes will show up on a non-enhanced ct right away while ischemic strokes often show no changes immediately. ...Read more

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Difference between "brain hemorrhage" and "brain attack/stroke" ?

Difference between "brain hemorrhage" and "brain attack/stroke" ?

A few: A brain attack or stroke maybe from lack of blood flow(ischemic) or a bleed(either clot/embolism or aneurysm) in the brain(intraparenchemal). Both results in death of brain tissue. Other sources of hemorrhage can be in the surrounding tissues such as subdural(around the brain) or subarachnoid(around brain or spinal cord). ...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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Can you tell me about ischemic/hemorrhagic stroke?

Can you tell me about ischemic/hemorrhagic stroke?

Stroke: There are 3 major types of stroke: ischemic (meaning loss of circulation) in which an artery supplying the brain becomes blocked (occluded), hemorrhagic (in which a blood vessel bursts and there is free bleeding into the space between the brain and skull (subarachnoid hemorrhoid) or into the brain itself), and embolic (in which a clot drifts downstream in an artery and becomes lodged in the brain) ...Read more

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My dad has had a hemorrhagic stroke can you help please. What should we do?

Supportive care: Since you use the term "had", it seems that your dad has survived the acute phase. Thus, the natural history of the hemorrhagic stroke is that the body will slowly absorb the blood and the surrounding edema will go away. Certainly, your neurologist can help with preventing future strokes. But to help functionally, he will need physical, occupational, and speech therapy. ...Read more

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Can you take asprin after a hemorrhagic stroke?

Avoid ASA: Likely best that you do not use Aspirin at anytime in future. There are other ways of preventing a future stroke which work far better, and if arthritis or headache pains are issues, tylenol (acetaminophen) might be tried instead. You need to uncover what caused your stroke, and also, stop smoking now! it is an additional risk factor. ...Read more

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Can you take asprin after a hemorrhagic stroke it's been a year?

Usually yes: Typically yes. The risk of bleeding is typically less after 6-12 weeks and there is some protection. Talk to your pcp. ...Read more

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Dr. Bryan Treacy
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Heavy Bleeding (Definition)

Usually described by physicians as having to change a pad more than every 1-2 hours, passing large clots, change from your previous pattern, needing overnight protection, ...Read more