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Content updated on Jun 1, 2022

What is cerebral infarction?

Cerebral infarction is the term given to damage to brain tissue as a result of stroke. Cerebral infarction occurs due to reduced blood supply and oxygen delivery to the brain. This results in the death of brain cells and brain damage. It is usually caused by a blood clot or fatty/ cholesterol plaques blocking a blood vessel to the brain, but can also happen if a blood vessel ruptures and bleeds into the brain.

Symptoms of cerebral infarction

  • Smile is not symmetrical

  • Headaches without seizures

  • Slurred speech

  • Weakness in arms or legs

  • History of dementia

  • Poor memory

  • Concentration is getting worse

  • Numbness or abnormal sensation over my face

Questions your doctor may ask to check for cerebral infarction

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose cerebral infarction

  • Do you have difficulty raising one corner of your mouth while smiling?

  • Did you have headaches without any seizures?

  • Do you have slurred speech?

  • Do you feel any weakness in your arms or legs?

  • Have you ever been diagnosed with dementia?

Treatment for cerebral infarction

Cerebral infarction is a medical emergency, requiring immediate treatment in the hospital. Medications or surgery surgery may be performed to treat the this condition.

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