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Neurological issues after a double bypass?

Recently my grandmother underwent open heart surgery three days ago. A double bypass was performed and the surgeon said it went fine. My grandmother now has her eyes open(which took a good day) She isn't able to talk and she will look at people however that is pretty much it. She moves her legs around a lot and arm. She cannot move her right arm. She seems frustrated. The neurologist said its a textbook example of a stroke and said thats what he thinks happened. Two CAT scans later and there are no signs of a stroke whatsoever. So if this is not a stroke,then what could it be? Also will she recover from it?
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replied June 24th, 2019
Hello and welcome to EHF !


I went through your query and i understand your concern.The presentation is very obvious for ischemic stroke likely. Common complication of bypass surgery. Some times earlier scans dont show the lesions. As ischemia takes at least 6 hours to show up. Let her neurologists decide what is best for her.



Take care


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