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Can a concussion cause a strokr

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can a concussion cause a strokr
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 2 years ago.
No...a TIA is a vascular occlusion due to clot that may cause neurological symptoms of a stroke that RESOLVES within 24 hours...
Strokes may be of two types...90 percent are due to a clot causing a vascular block and neurological or brain injury...10 percent of strokes may be due to a hemorrhage or bleed from a vascular injury...these may be caused by very high blood pressure or a weakened vessel such as an aneurysm...
A concussion is a head injury that may relate to a bruise type injury. A concussion is usually mild and transient in effect. A concussion may be typically something such as a head impact of a football player as example that may cause a brief loss of consciousness ...
So a stroke vs a concussion is referring to very different type events...
A TIA is serious but that may clear and if RESOLVES then it averts the persisting injury of stroke...
A TIA following treatment would call for very careful prevention measures to help avoid a future stroke...usually aspirin plus Plavix >> don't smoke>>control high blood pressure>> control high cholesterol>>if diabetes then good control of blood sugar would be key...
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Anthony Bray MD