It was also noted that stroke risk was high in those patients that had suffered a bone fracture than those that did not have fractures. The researchers also came to the conclusion that considering age and gender, TBI patients were more likely to have hypertension, diabetes, coronary heart disease, atrial fibrillation, and heart failure than those without traumatic brain injuries.

Lin suggests that early neuroimaging exams, like a MRI, as well as extensive medical monitoring should be required following a traumatic brain injury. He also said that better health education could increase public awareness about the factors that cause strokes and the signs and symptoms of stroke in patients that have sustained a traumatic brain injury.

The study is another step in proving that there is a link between traumatic brain injuries and other health problems later. It is important to be informed of the signs and symptoms of a traumatic brain injury and then to be very aware of the signs of other health problems, like stroke, that can occur after a TBI.

Have You Suffered A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?

If you've suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury you should speak with a TBI lawyer as soon as possible.  Contact us online or call our Charleston, South Carolina office directly at 843.488.2359 to schedule your consultation. We are also able to meet clients at our ConwayMyrtle BeachMurrells InletMt. PleasantNorth Myrtle Beach or North Charleston office locations.

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