My sister recently had a mild stroke. The tests showed
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After going through the medical details provided by you I can understand your concern for her health and I would like to tell you that 80’s is a quite fragile age group and she is lucky that she didn’t had any permanent damage from the stroke.
Yes when a blood clot dislodge from somewhere in the blood and travel all the way up to the arteries in the brain it causes stroke as the size of the vessels are quite narrow and the clot get stuck in that there by imparing the blood supply beyond that.
Yes carotid artery scan is done to understand the origin of the clot.
Yes there are chances of having another in future but with proper medical care these chances will be significantly reduced.
Hope to have been helpful.
Dr Bhanu Partap