KelBel Posted May 21, 2010 Share Posted May 21, 2010 Hi Anne I am sure I have read that vasospasm is a kind of stroke also, but there is some contradictory info on the net. I have just checked it on wikipedia and it says that "Vasospasm refers to a condition in which blood vessels spasm, leading to vasoconstriction. This can lead to tissue ischemia and death (necrosis). Cerebral vasospasm may arise in the context of subarachnoid hemorrhage. Symptomatic vasospasm or delayed cerebral ischemia is a major contributor to post-operative stroke and death especially after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage" Sounds like it is not a stroke, but I am sure I have read something else that said it is... I had a severe vasospasm during my op, in the middle cerebral artery region, which caused initial left-sided weakness. I still get pins & needles in my left hand, altho an MRi didn't show any problems. kel x Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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