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Suffered stroke. Left side paralyzed. Put on ventilator. Unconscious. Chances of recovery?

My grandfather suffered a stroke last Sunday because of which he fell down and had a fracture on the left phenom.
He was fine for the next 24 hrs and then his left side had paralysis effect. On the third day after the stroke he was unable to breathe and put on ventilator. He is on ventilator for the past 5 days. The ventillator was put at 27 and since yesterday it was reduced to 18. But he is unconscious since then. What are his chances of recovery. He is 85 yrs old.
Asked On : Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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Nov 2013
Hi Ms Shipra Kaushal,

Thank you for posting your query.

It is unfortunate that your grandfather has suffered a stroke and is unconscious.

The chances of recovery depends not only on age but also on the location and size of stroke in the brain.

Generally, older people have poor chances of recovery.

If you can upload the report of CT/MRI brain, I would be able to give better answer.

Please get back if you require any additional information.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)

Senior Consultant Neurologist

Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,

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