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What Percentage of Stroke Patients Make a Full Recovery?

Recovery of Stroke Patients

A stroke is considered a medical emergency and is caused when there is a reduced or blocked blood supply to a particular region of the brain.

Types of strokes and chances of recovery

Ischemic stroke

Being the most common type of stroke, it makes up in total, 87% of all strokes.

The primary cause is due to a blockage in the artery supplying blood to the brain, resulting in blood clot formation within the blood vessel, inside the brain called Thrombotic stroke, or blood clot formation outside of the brain, which travels to the insides, causing a blockage in blood supply called Embolic stroke.

Hemorrhagic stroke

Due to high blood pressure aneurysm, there is a leakage or rupture in the blood vessel, causing the improper blood supply to the brain and resulting in hemorrhage stroke. According to the data of the National Stroke Association, it is quite fatal and causes 40% of all stroke death.

Chances of recovery

According to the specific data provided by the national stroke association, only 10% of people who have a stroke, recover entirely with little or no trace of disease, whereas 25% patients have minor impairments, even after successful treatment.

A large percentage of 40 requires special care, as they go through moderate-to-severe impairments. But some people suffer for long term impairment and need special attention throughout life at home or in the nursing center; they make a total of 10% of stroke patients.

Deciding factors for full recovery

Apart from treatment, various determinants also affect the rehabilitation from a stroke in different individuals.

  • The amount of damage caused by the stroke
  • How soon the patient goes for recovery treatment
  • Age when the body was affected by stroke
  • Medical history and list of problems, one has had
  • The medical expert assigned and their treatment approach

Make sure to visit a stroke patient often and give them gifts. That will most likely help them with their recovery as well.

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