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AVM Hemorrhagic stroke and epinephrine

Patient: If someone was suffering a hemorrhagic stroke as the result of an AVM is epinephrine dangerous being a blood thinner, especially three doses (.9 mg). Would this cause catotrophic damage especially if the stroke was located at the pons area of the brain.

 

 

Symptoms: Stroke symptoms. Left side paralysis, numbness, vision problems, balance issues, speech difficulty,

 

 

Doctor: Welcome To Ask The Doctor.Epinephrine is not a blood thinner. It is also known as adrenaline and is a hormone and a ne urotransmitter.It is used mostly for increasing the blood pressure in patients with shock.If the BP is high, due to hemorrhagic stroke then it should not be used.I hope the information helps.Stay Healthy.

 


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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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