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Could you tell me what happens after a person has a stroke and she is in the hospital in the icu?
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Depends
First, the decision is made whether the person is a candidate for clot-busting medicine via serial physical exams, brain ct scans, etc.
, usually in the er. Once in the icu, vital signs, especially bp, are stabilized. Depending on the size of the stroke, the patient may need ventilator support, at least temporarily. Etiology is sought and treated, if found, to prevent recurrence. Rehab is begun.

In brief: Depends
First, the decision is made whether the person is a candidate for clot-busting medicine via serial physical exams, brain ct scans, etc.
, usually in the er. Once in the icu, vital signs, especially bp, are stabilized. Depending on the size of the stroke, the patient may need ventilator support, at least temporarily. Etiology is sought and treated, if found, to prevent recurrence. Rehab is begun.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
In brief: Recovery from cva
A stroke (cva) is due to a vascular occlusion in the brain.
The part affected will cease to function or will function poorly. Recovery depends upon how rapidly circulation is restored and also the disappearance of edema. Icu treatment is to compensate for poor breathing or other functions requiring continuous care. Release to a regular room is when any crisis is over.

In brief: Recovery from cva
A stroke (cva) is due to a vascular occlusion in the brain.
The part affected will cease to function or will function poorly. Recovery depends upon how rapidly circulation is restored and also the disappearance of edema. Icu treatment is to compensate for poor breathing or other functions requiring continuous care. Release to a regular room is when any crisis is over.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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