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Intubation after heart attack, blinking but not waking up. CT scan showed MCA

My dad had a heart attack and was intubated on 9/27, when they went to wake him up from sedation on monday october 1st - he didn t wake up. He can t move his rt arm and the ct scan of his brain showed a large left MCA. He seems to blink and move his left side alot but not following commands or waking up. I know he may have severe deficits. Do you think he has a chance to wake up? Yesterday has been a week.
Asked On : Tue, 9 Oct 2012
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Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

It is unfortunate that your father has suffered a massive brain stroke of the left side of brain.

This has resulted in right sided weakness and inability to speak/understand.

The recovery is going to be delayed and incomplete. Regular physiotherapy and speech therapy would be very useful in ensuring good recovery.
I hope my answer helps. Please get back if you have any follow up queries or if you require any additional information.

Wishing you good health,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad, India
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Answered: Wed, 18 Dec 2013
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