This is Vinay from Hyderabad, India. My uncle last Monday suffered with a Brain stroke and was immediately rushed to a hospital, where he underwent a CT Scan and the doctors ruled out bleeding and confirmed clot in the right side of the brain. He was given tPA within the window period (3 to 4.5 hrs). But, after 24 hours, the clot remained the same and the doctors say the condition is critical. I am very much tensed of the situation and wanted to know few things.
Firstly, the patient was brought to hospital within three hours time and was given tPA, and his conscious levels have increased and he is still able to talk with us, though not clearly, he is able to express and talk everything he wants. His memory is also working absolutely perfect (he gave the mobile number of his son to one of his friends lying on the bed). Even after 2 days, he seems to be absolutely fine and the doctors say the condition may worsen. WHY? I am not able to know the reason for chances of condition worsening in this case.
The doctors also say that the situation when worsen remains for couple of weeks and recovery may start beginning of third week. Will that be a serious condition?
Doctor also said that the situation when starts deteriorating, symptoms can be seen. I want to know what sort of symptoms are visible.
Please help me out in knowing things better. Waiting for your reply at the earliest.
Thanks and Regards,