Cerebral Infarction: Everything To Know
An ischemic stroke that disrupts blood flow to the brain.
More than 10% of patients with stroke due to cerebral infarction are aged 55 years or younger. 
- Contributing factors include: hypertension, diabetes, atherosclerosis, smoking, hyperlipoproteinemia, hypercholesterolemia and obesity
- MRI scanning, brain CT scan, and angiogram required
- Both sexes
Cerebral infarction occurs when the following conditions take place - the blood vessels become blocked or they may leak outside of the vessel walls. These conditions deprive the brain of getting vital nutrients and oxygen, resulting in cerebral infarction. Itâ€™s important to note that these occurrences vary in severity, and only a one-third results in death.
A physical examination of the head area reveals abnormal pupil dilation and light reaction. Thereâ€™s lack of eye movement on the opposite side. If infarction occurs on the left side brain, the speech will be slurred. Reflexes may be aggravated as well.
People may experience:
Aphasia, dizziness, limb numbness, headache and clumsiness may occur.
Self-care: Immediately consult a doctor. Patients treated 6 hours within the onset of cerebral infarction make a good recovery.
Medications/Procedures: Thrombolytic drugs are often used in therapy of cerebral infarction. Patients intolerant to thrombolytic drugs need mechanical embolectomy. Thrombectomy or thrombolysis helps to remove the blockage.
Specialists: For other kinds, consult a physician or a neurologist. At mfine, weâ€™re here to help you with different areas of health issues, come on board for a holistic treatment program.