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Up to what point can you recover after a Cerebrovascular Accident?   There is not an expiration date. In the hospital and / or a clinic, after a cerebral stroke or a CVA, it is common to hear that the recovery will be possible in a maximum time of a year. Others speak about a six months time, others eight months, and the most generous ones go for the possibility of a recovery in a year and a half time after the cerebrovascular accident. Sometimes I ask myself, where is the expiration date label for the recovery of the hemiplegic patients, that allows them to be so precise as to the length of time for the recovery period.   The reality is that there is no label, much less an expiration date. The answers about the length of time of the recovery a year after the cerebrovascular accident, has precise reasons of biological characteristics on one hand, and are based on the average recovery experience on the other one  “If the arm movement and a good walk are not recovered in a 6 months’ time after the CVA, it will be very difficult for the patient to recover in the future” This is the typical phrase that days after the dramatic event of a stroke, the patients and their relatives hear when they ask for information about the future development of the recovery, but it could also be changed...

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Transitional Ischemic attack (TIA)

When the signs and/or symptoms characteristic of a transient ischemic attack cease within a period of 24 hours, there is talk of T.I.A. (Transient Ischemic Attack). A transient ischemic attack can last a few minutes or hours and disappear completely without consequences. It is Temporary because it is a condition of risk, an alarm signal that can precede a true stroke or cerebrovascular accident. In fact, the 20% of the cases of Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIA) evolve in stroke within a period of one year. The decision to go to the doctor after a transitional period, usually prevents cerebrovascular accidents fatal or severely disabling. The window of time that must not be exceeded, between stroke and medical intervention, either for the thrombolytic therapy, which involves the "disintegration" of the thrombus that impedes the flow of blood, as to the operation of the hematoma reduction is approximately three hours. The fact remains that it is essential to arrive as quickly as possible to the hospital, so much so that it speaks of "golden hour" or the sixty minutes of gold, within which the proper care can not only ensure the survival, but also limit the consequences post-ischemia. Here you find our newsletter where every day around 20, between patients, family members and healthcare professionals, register to receive free other special content on the stroke and recovery.- The first report will...

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Who has suffered an injury in the right hemisphere and therefore has developed left hemiplegia, can also possible suffer from Anosognosia; this according to the type of injury. The term Anosognosia or Anosoagnosia literally means: “Lack of perception of the pathology”. This is a Neuropsychological manifestation among the most strange ones that follows a stroke and it is present in patients with partial or total effect of a stroke. Those who are unaware of their own pathological state even with obvious difficulties of movement that affect the left side of the body. For some specialists, Anosognosia still remains a...

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Online visits are a fundamental aspect of the remote neurorehabilitation system for post stroke recovery created by Dr. Valerio Sarmati. For these online visits, we use Skype, which is currently the best video calling system available worldwide. In fact, most of us are already familiar with this tool, and our philosophy is to always focus upon simplicity and practicality. First Visit We always provide for an Online meeting with our specialists, together with the purchase of the video guide. This allows us to meet the family member and the patient directly, and gives us the opportunity to observe any...

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TELE-REHABILITATION: the revolution of post-stroke therapy

In recent years, we have been hearing more and more about the infinite possibilities offered by tele-medicine, which, thanks to the development of telecommunications, is revolutionizing the world of patient care and assistance, even from a distance. We can all appreciate its enormous potential, such as the possibility of having all our vital signs monitored remotely, and dramatically reducing diagnostic and medical intervention times. It will even resolve the logistical problems associated with getting patients out of their homes to reach the various clinics. So is tele-rehabilitation also possible? In the field of rehabilitation, there have always been certain...

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