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Conmon age for stroke?

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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Could cardiac arrest survivors live a long life?

Could cardiac arrest survivors live a long life?

It is possible. : Outcome after cardiac arrest is influenced by underlying health and age of the patient, cause of arrest, length of time before first response, length of resuscitation, events during resuscitation, and condition afterward. But it is sometimes (not always)possible to have a normal life. The medical team can help in the discussion about prognosis. ...Read more

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Childhood cancer survivor rates are highest for which childhood cancers?

Childhood cancer survivor rates are highest for which childhood cancers?

Several!: Currently over 80% of children diagnosed with cancer will be cured of their disease, due to advances in the treatment of common childhood cancers such as acute lymphoblastic leukemia; over 90% of children with that diagnosis are now cured. Many types of brain tumors, wilm's tumor, and lymphomas are also very curable. Metastatic bone and soft tissue tumors and neuroblastoma are still challenging. ...Read more

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How many young people die from DVT in uk?

How many young people die from DVT in uk?

Estimate 25K/yr: Your House of Commons in 2005 estimated that 25,000 men & women die every year from hospital acquired venous thromboembolism. So while we don't die directly from deep vein thrombosis, death can occur when blood clot breaks free & blocks blood flow in lungs eg pulmonary embolism. Unfortunately, I could not determine breakdown by age http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/CG92/chapter/introduction. ...Read more

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Please describe the mortality rate for stroke victims?

Please describe the mortality rate for stroke victims?

Significant: Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the usa, and the most common cause of long-term disability. Rate of death is highly dependent on size, location, and duration of decreased blood flow, and too many variables to be specific, as each case varies. ...Read more

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Rapidly progressive dementia, prognosis in elderly, 83?

Rapidly progressive dementia, prognosis in elderly, 83?

Undetermined: Dementia is a progressive disease. At this point in time medication can only slow it down, not stop it. If you are asking if the dementia will continue, it probably will at the same rate. ...Read more

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What causes a TIA (transient ischemic attack) in young people?

What causes a TIA (transient ischemic attack) in young people?

Complex issue: Transients events can be due to heart defects, arrhythmia, blood pressure, blood sugar, drug effects, seizure, migraine, or blood vessel disorders. It would be important to have a thorough medical and neurological evaluation. Their may be genetic factors involved, especially defects in cholesterol and lipid metabolism. May be a high risk for completed stroke or even death. ...Read more

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Why do stroke survivors experience respiratory problems?

Why do stroke survivors experience respiratory problems?

Related to swallow: Sometimes people who have had a stroke suffer from impaired swallowing. The can increase the risk for choking, and it can be associated with pneumonia. People who have had a stroke are carefully evaluated for their swallowing function. ...Read more

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Elderly lady had stroke due to blood clot. Has brain swelling. In a coma. Stroke induced. Chances of survival?

Elderly lady had stroke due to blood clot. Has brain swelling. In a coma.  Stroke induced. Chances of survival?

Hard to say: The pre-illness health, speed of recognition and early care all play into this status.The physicians at the bedside have a better access to the information needed to answer this question. ...Read more

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Can an electrocardiogram prevent sudden cardiac arrest in young teenagers/adults who die during marathons?

Can an electrocardiogram prevent sudden cardiac arrest in young teenagers/adults who die during marathons?

Screen test: ECG is used because it is relatively inexpensive. We have no good cost effective screening test. Cardiac arrest is rare when compared to the numbers of exercising population. Tests become more effective when a specific question within the effectiveness of the test are the reason for the test. ...Read more

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Who gets multi-infarct dementia?

Who gets multi-infarct dementia?

People who have: Circulatory problems in the brain are the people who get multi-infarct dementia. ...Read more

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Coronary spasm among young adult is it fatal?

Coronary spasm among young adult is it fatal?

Coronary spasm: Usually not. There are medications to help alleviate the spasm. ...Read more

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Has anyone here survived renal cancer?

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Has anyone here survived renal cancer?

Sure: Early stage of renal cancer is curable with surgical resection. The earlier the stage of the cancer, the higher your chance to survive/ to be cured. ...Read more

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No taste buds in elderly stroke victim?

No taste buds in elderly stroke victim?

Stroke victims: can loose taste or smell. But they still have taste buds. The ares of the brain that the taste buds send their information to is damaged. ...Read more

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Are there people with brainstem glioma who survived?

Are there people with brainstem glioma who survived?

Yes, survivors exist: Brain stem tumors approach 30% of posterior fossa tumors in the pediatric age group. Biopsy is done on occasion, but if the tumor is intrinsic to the brain stem, radiation therapy is often done without biopsy. If the symptoms are minimal one can sometimes follow up with repeat imaging at intervals. The tumors are classified by location rather than histology and their behavior is unpredictable. Po. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors of a 58 years female patient who survived from massive heart attack (ami) followed by angioplasty (ptca) and cardiac arrest?

What are the risk factors of a 58 years female patient who survived from massive heart attack (ami) followed by angioplasty (ptca) and cardiac arrest?

AMI: Those questions need to be asked of the patient's physicians. In general what you describe suggests serious damage was likely done during the heart attack, but that can't be known from here. The state of the coronary bed and the myocardial function likewise. Best to discuss with the physician(s) who know this patient best rather than generalize. ...Read more

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Cerebral stroke, tia, mini stroke--which are preventable?

All preventable: All of the above are preventable by routine measures such as good blood pressure control, proper diet, exercise and blood sugar control. ...Read more

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Has sudden infant death syndrome in survivors been linked to learning disabilities ?

Has sudden infant death syndrome in survivors been linked to learning disabilities ?

SIDS: I would say this is an alte, or an apparent life threatening event vs. Surviving sids. It is reasonable to say if your brain was without oxygen for a significant amount of time than it is possible that later there could be a ld. It could be hard to prove on a case by case basis the exact cause of a ld. ...Read more

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Can survivors of ruptured brain aneurysm live a normal life following medical treatment?

Can survivors of ruptured brain aneurysm live a normal life following medical treatment?

Yes: After a ruptured brain aneurysm, a patient can live a normal life after surgical/endovascular treatment of the aneurysm. It is important to secure the aneurysm and obliterate it to prevent a of re-bleed.Aggressive treatment up front to prevent potential causes of further insult to the brain are important-ie.Prevent rebleed, treat hydrocephalus, treat vasospasm (spasming of brain vessels post-bleed). ...Read more

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What causes sudden cardiac arrest in young people?

What causes sudden cardiac arrest in young people?

Cardiac arrest: A number of causes underlying cardiac disease like hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, arrythmogenic right heart cardiomyopathy, could be sudden clot if has a familial disposition to hypercoagulability ( Leiden factor V, Protein S or C), Wolf Parkinson White rarely , Long QT syndrome ( if given the wrong meds) , other genetic variants as well as cocaine, amphentamines,alcohol poisoning and other drugs. ...Read more

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Why do stroke survivors experience respiratory problems?

Related to swallow: Sometimes people who have had a stroke suffer from impaired swallowing. The can increase the risk for choking, and it can be associated with pneumonia. People who have had a stroke are carefully evaluated for their swallowing function. ...Read more

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Can you tell me would a stroke survivor need oxygen for the first 48 hours in hospital , what is the physiological reason?

Many: Some patients need extra oxygen when they are in the hospital (stroke or other reason). It may be because they are mostly in bed and get deconditioned or they have little higher oxygen requirement to begin with (common for smokers). ...Read more

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My doctor said I have to be on blood thinners for the rest of my life. Is this normal for a stroke survivor?

My doctor said I have to be on blood thinners for the rest of my life. Is this normal for a stroke survivor?

If due to blood clot: Yes, if your stroke was due to narrowed carotid arteries or blood clots. Should not be used if stroke was due to bleeding into the brain. ...Read more

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How common do u see young patient with stroke. Is it becoming more cpmmon in young.Also what would be most common cause?

How common do u see young patient with stroke. Is it becoming more cpmmon in young.Also what would be most common cause?

Common: I recently had a 22 yo female that developed a stroke a month after she started oral contraceptives. Young patient can develop stroke depending upon their risk factors, such as genetic predisposition, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, a combination of smoking and oral contraceptives, etc. ...Read more

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How can a young person get a stroke?

Several: Stroke in a young person can have many causes including abnormal blood clotting, blood vessel injury, a ruptured brain aneurysm or avm, severe high blood pressure, heart abnormalities and many other causes. The cause of the stroke should be investigated and treated in order to prevent future strokes. ...Read more

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How could a young person get a stroke, let alone die from it?

How could a young person get a stroke, let alone die from it?

Several causes: Trauma to neck can cause arterial dissection. Congenital risks include primary cardiac disease, a pfo, abnormal blood vessels such as aneurysms, avm's, genetic mthfr tt alleles, homocysteinuria, severe diabetes type i, a number of metabolic inherited conditions. Lastly, classical migraine in association with bcp's and cigarette smoking. ...Read more

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How rare is a stroke in the male age group 25-30?Especislly with no family history and healthy life style.What causes them in young? Severe HP/ HChol?

How rare is a stroke in the male age group 25-30?Especislly with no family history and healthy life style.What causes them in young? Severe HP/ HChol?

Can be complex: Strokes in young folks are often caused by very different disorders, such as classical migraine associated with smoking and female hormones, but another to search for might be MTHFR mutations with high homocysteine, or perhaps cocaine or meth issues. Trauma of course, congenital vascular malformations. Would suggest an opinion at a nearby medical school, as there could be future risks. ...Read more

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Is it true that teens and young adults can potentially have a stroke if they've been experiencing really bad headaches?

Is it true that teens and young adults can potentially have a stroke if they've been experiencing really bad headaches?

It is extremely rare: for teenagers or young adults to have a stroke but it can occur. Bad headaches can be associated with a number of problems, such as migraines, sinus disease, stress, high blood pressure, and in rare cases tumors. Knowing the source of the headaches can be very helpful in determining the proper treatment. For more info on migraines see: http://understandingmigraine.blogspot.com/ ...Read more

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Is there any time gap before coagulation tests like protein c and s to be done after a young stroke?

Is there any time gap before coagulation tests like protein c and s to be done after a young stroke?

Wait: For most work up, this can be done during the same presentation. However, for protein c and s it is best to wait 2 weeks after the clot / stroke event... ...Read more

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Did an MRI which showed 2 dot lesions. Doctor said it might be because of an old silent stroke. I am 25. What is it and does it mean i will die young?

Did an MRI which showed 2 dot lesions. Doctor said it might be because of an old silent stroke. I am 25. What is it and does it mean i will die young?

Likely benign: need more info but very unlikely that these are old strokes, especially if you don't have stroke risk factors. consider neurologist eval for MS if you do not have migraines as these lesions are quite common in migraine patients,and are not at all associated with shorter life span. talk to a neurologist who will put your mind at ease. ...Read more

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I have insomnia can you have heart attack or stroke from insomnia in young age ?

I have insomnia can you have heart attack or stroke from insomnia in young age ?

No: Chronic sleep deprivation has many long-term adverse effects but will not cause heart attack or stroke in a young person. Talk to your health care provider about sleep hygiene and ways to get better sleep. A sleep specialist may be needed. ...Read more

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Hi am 27 yrs old and have a lower heart valve that is part closed. Can that cause a heart attack or a stroke? Or am i to young to have any of those?

Hi am 27 yrs old and have a lower heart valve that is part closed. Can that cause a heart attack or a stroke? Or am i to young to have any of those?

Which valve?: Don't know what a lower valve is. A stenotic valve can cause increased strain on the heart. Depending on the cause of the stenosis, damage to a valve could predispose to propagation of emboli which might cause blockages to the arteries of any part of the body. There is no age that is too low for a stroke or heart attack. ...Read more

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Which birth control pill is safest for a young woman to take? Lowest risk of serious side effects like blood clots, strokes, etc...

Which birth control pill is safest for a young woman to take? Lowest risk of serious side effects like blood clots, strokes, etc...

Birth control: The lower the dose of estrogen in the pill the safer it will be but all pills can cause clots. If you insist on using hormonal contraception, one of the hormone-impregnated iuds such as Mirena (levonorgestrel) or skyla would be safer than a pill. ...Read more

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I'm a young survivor of a massive pulmonary emboli which was caused from birth control, what are my options for "birth control" besides condoms?

I'm a young survivor of a massive pulmonary emboli which was caused from birth control, what are my options for "birth control" besides condoms?

Empathetic - Careful: Cause is a guess, very rarely a simple certainty: issues too complex. While estrogen/progesterone (derivatives of cholesterol) supplements tend to increase clotting, many issues involved in venous clotting (& pulmonary emboli), e.g. Body build, vein valves, localized vein injuries (asymptomatic), smoke, inactivity, prolonged sitting, venous stasis, etc. Consider iuds, male/female ligation, etc. ...Read more

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I have prehypertension. BP is 135/85. Both my parents have hypertension. Scared I'm going to have heart attack or stroke young. 19 y/o female. Help?

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I have prehypertension. BP is 135/85. Both my parents have hypertension. Scared I'm going to have heart attack or stroke young. 19 y/o female. Help?

BP: Your blood pressure is not that high, plus, genetics is not enough reason to get it, as long as you control the other factors (diet, weight, life styles, regular exercises) & have regular annual checkups by your PCP. ...Read more

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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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