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What Is The Similarity And Difference Between A Stroke From Clot And Ischemia
Basically same: Usually stroke from clot refers to embolism-clot formed somewhere else & travelled to affected area. Ischaemia refers to gradual progressive closure of an artery leading to ischaemic necrosis. Often the conditions may overlap & a clot may form at the site of obstructing artery. ...Read more
Ischemia is a symptom in which a person does not have enough blood supply to a part of the body, making that part of the body "ischemic". For example, in a heart attack, a coronary artery is blocked so blood cannot get to the heart muscle beyond the blockage point. The heart muscle lacking ...Read more
Variable: Causation of stroke may affect life expectation. Severity of stroke, location of damage, age and co-morbidities are significant determinants. Very important in mortality is the presence or absence of depression, which is common and must be treated for best results. Strong social support network is very beneficial. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Where does ischemia occur with regards to thrombosis? Upstream and downstream of the clot, or both?
Definitions: Ischemia is a term used to describe cellular level changes that occur as a result of poor oxygenation, which can occur because of a thrombosis in an artery or, less commonly, a vein. Because a cell is "downstream" along an artery, thrombosis of an artery will cause ischemia downstream but not "upstream, " back towards the heart. ...Read more
Do I need to look at how long the symptoms of neurological deficit lasted in cerebral ischemia to know whether this is a TIA or a ischemic stroke?
Yes, and no: These are clinical definitions : TIA lasts less than 24 hours (and may last seconds) and a stroke lasts more than 24 hours. Now that we have MRI and CT scans most people define stroke as something that results in an infarction on CT or MRI. MRI is the most sensitive of the two tests, especially in the first 24-48 hours ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have pcos already have kids unable to conceive suffered ischemia stroke from metformin and hormonal birth control should I try Clomid or femara?
Maybe either: In the us these drugs are only available by prescription, so i'd direct you to ask your own doctor. If they are available without prescription, it's your call. There are risks and side effects you should be aware of, but again its usually with a doctor to guide you. I'm afraid that discussion is not doable in a short online answer. ...Read more
Grandma has had hemmorage stroke & ems gave her a clot dissolving shot wouldn't this make hemmoragic stroke worse?
Yes, but . . .: Clot dissolving medications can worsen a hemorrhagic stroke by enlarging the hemorrhage. This medication was most likely given to your grandmother as an attempt to rapidly treat an ischemic stroke. Time is of the essence to preserve brain and such medications need to be given as quickly as possible. It is unusual, however, for EMS to give this medications as this is usually done in ER after CT. ...Read more
Yes: About 1 in 4, 000 babies born will have a stroke around the time of birth, often related to the increased tendency towards clotting in the few days before and after birth in both mother and baby. While it's not exactly accurate to say "stress" causes stroke in newborns, birth trauma can be one of many possible causes. Heart or blood disorders, placental disorders, and infection are other causes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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