Session: Stroke and Trauma

Stroke and Trauma

Description:

With increased awareness of the intense impact of head trauma over the past few years, a frequent question is whether or not head trauma can cause strokes. Many well-known athletes have spoken about traumatic brain injury and the way it's affected their lives years after discontinuing sports. Research in traumatic brain injury has also pointed to an association between traumatic brain injury and stroke. After trauma, strokes are common. Indeed, while recent stroke concepts exclude pathologies that are directly from trauma, there are still many mechanisms by which either subsequent ischemia or hemorrhage may be caused by a previous traumatic event.