Understanding Stroke

Complications of Stroke

A number of complications may occur after stroke, these include:

  • Worsening neurological deficits

  • Infections, most commonly affecting the lungs and urinary system

  • Pain

  • Spasticity of the limbs and contractures

  • Depression

  • Cognitive impairment

  • Seizures

  • Deep vein thrombosis (blood clots forming within the veins)

  • Bed sores

  • Heart attack

  • Death

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