Docs, Families May Underestimate Patients’ Odds After Some Strokes: Study

Health Day: February 7, 2013

For bleeding attacks, longer-term outcome may sometimes be better than it initially appears.

THURSDAY, Feb. 7 (HealthDay News) — Doctors may sometimes be too pessimistic about a patient’s potential for recovery after a major bleeding incident occurs in the brain, a new study suggests.

As a result, some families could be deciding to stop their loved one’s life support too soon, pre-empting the possibility of successful rehabilitation and recovery from a certain form of stroke. Read more