Brain hypoxia is the condition in which there is a decrease in the oxygen supply to the brain even though there is adequate blood flow. If hypoxia lasts for long periods of time, coma, seizures, and even brain death may be induced. Symptoms of brain hypoxia are inattentiveness, poor judgment, memory loss, and a decrease in motor coordination.
I have heard reports of the stent patients feeling like someone switched their brains to High Def ... is this only a visual change, or have people noticed clearer thinking and better executive function?
My memory has gotten atrocious over the years, almost frighteningly so, and I have a really hard time planning and holding things together in my head like I used to do easily.
It's like the standard MS symptom, "forget what you're saying in midsentence," but writ large.
And it's scary.
The researchers found that hypoxia-ischemia leads to increased tPA activity. The enzyme then damages the brain blood vessels and the blood-brain barrier. The blood-brain barrier is a protective system designed to prevent invasions of blood-borne materials, in particular inflammatory cells or potential contaminants, into the central nervous system.
Anyone have experience with memory/cognition improving post stent surgery? Or reasons to hope?