Long Term Effects of A Single Stroke

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Recent studies suggest that even a relatively small stroke can lead to disability and possibly dementia. Researchers from the University of California, San Diego, determined tissue damage can occur even if only a single blood vessel in the brain is blocked. This means that damage similar to that observed in dementia patients can occur in a single stroke victim over time.

Previously, it was thought that such minimal damage would have no real, long-term consequences. the UCSD researchers also found that using the drug memantine can minimize brain damage even after blockage of blood vessels.

To read the specifics of the study, you can read Amber Moore’s article at Medical Daily.

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