What is a cerebral thrombosis caused by hypertension?

Blood clot in brain. Thrombosis in the brain circulation can occur in the arteries as well as veins. Hypertension usually causes bleeding within the brain with resultant stroke. Cerebral thrombosis on the arterial side can be seen with arteriosclerosis where narrowing of the vessel ends up with sluggish flow, then clotting. Thrombosis of veins draining the brain presents with headaches, seizures, weakness.

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Smoking. Will that eventually cause cerebral thrombosis?

Contributor. Smoking wouldn't be the only reason why someone could get a cerebral thrombosis but it could definitely contribute to the cause, as dr. Korona said. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: cerebral thrombosis?

Blood clot in the br. The brain, being supplied by a by a network of arteries is susceptible to bood clots just like every other organ in the body...The severity of the problem is related to the vessel iteslf and the area it supplies...As importantly, the duration of the episode , if less than 24 hours or greater determines treatment...Less than 24 hours of symptoms is classified as a TIA (transient ischaemic attack). Read more...
A stroke. Dr. Bein provided a very nice answer but another word for cerebral thrombosis would be a stroke. Read more...

What is the treatment for cerebral thrombosis?

VERY serious. This is a serious and potentially life - changing and life threatening event as well as an emergency to say the least. Patients requires emergent evaluation by an md , cat scans and a plethora or other tests. At times, the clot is treated with blood thinners but not always. Surgery is also an option. This is a basic introductory answer and full treatment discourse is beyond the scope here. Read more...

Are ischemic strokes and cerebral thrombosis one and the same? Of not, how do they differ?

Almost. Cerebral thrombosis is a process of clogging up of a blood vessel that can lead to an ischemic stroke (which is when brain cells die from lack of blood flow). So while not the same, thrombosis is a common cause of ischemic stroke. Read more...

How long do people have to stay in rehab if they are recovering from cerebral thrombosis?

Depends. Everyone is different and a cerebral thrombosis or stroke is different in every person. An inpatient rehabilitation stay after a stroke can vary from 1-3 weeks in general. The length of stay for inpatient rehab is much shorter than it used to be in the past. This is being driven mainly by the insurance companies unfortunately. Read more...

What is cerebral thrombosis?

See below. A thrombosis involves a blood clot inside a blood vessel blocking the blood flow. Cerebral thrombosis means the clot is within the brain circulation, and, in essence, the potential cause of a stroke. Read more...
BlockageByBloodClot. Blockage of blood flow through a blood vessel in the brain by a blood clot formed in brain itself. Read more...