Cerebral ischaemic stroke due to other known cause is caused by a blocked or narrowed artery in the brain. The cause of this blockage can vary, but can include a blood clot, an embolism, an aneurysm, or a blood vessel abnormality.
Cerebral ischaemic stroke due to other known causes is typically diagnosed through a neurological exam and imaging studies, such as an MRI, CT scan, or angiogram.
Other conditions that may need to be ruled out during the diagnostic process include transient ischemic attack, subarachnoid hemorrhage, and intracranial hemorrhage.
Treatment for cerebral ischaemic stroke due to other known cause will depend on the underlying cause, but may include anticoagulants or thrombolytic drugs to dissolve clots, or surgery to repair or remove the cause of the blockage.
Prognosis for cerebral ischaemic stroke due to other known cause can vary depending on the severity of the stroke and the treatment that is received. In some cases, recovery can be full and complete, while in other cases there may be residual neurological deficits.