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Stroke from Carotid Dissection

Alternate Names : Brain Attack, Stroke Following Carotid Dissection

Stroke from Carotid Dissection | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the signs and symptoms of the condition?

Stroke from carotid dissection can cause different signs and symptoms, depending on the area of the brain that is damaged. Signs or symptoms may include:

  • problems with movement, such as weakness, clumsiness, or paralysis on one side of the body
  • headache
  • numbness or a lack of feeling on one side of the body
  • speech impairments, including slurred speech or difficulty finding the correct word
  • difficulty doing math or writing
  • difficulty understanding speech or writing
  • inability to recognize family members or common objects
  • dementia, a condition that affects memory, understanding, and the ability to carry out the normal activities of daily life
  • facial pain on one side
  • visual impairments, often described as having a shade pulled over an eye
  • personality changes
  • difficulty swallowing
  • balance problems, known as ataxia
  • coma
  • the inability to breathe on one's own. This may require a person to be put on an artificial breathing machine, or ventilator.

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    Stroke from Carotid Dissection: Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors


    Stroke from Carotid Dissection: Diagnosis & Tests

    Author: Tamara Miller, MD
    Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
    Date Reviewed: 07/15/01

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