Our expert says:
Strokes are much more common than most people realize, and even in younger age-groups. The High BP etc are not symptoms, but just risk factors that make such a stroke more likely. A stroke can be caused either by a bleed within the brain, or by a blood clot which blocks the blood supply to the brain ; both injuries damage brain, and if the affected area is reasonably large, further swelling of the injured brain is possible and a serious complication which they can try to relieve, but would be a serious sign.
A CAT scan usually helps them to ceck which area of brain has been affected, and may help to distinguish between a bleed and a clot. This is important because for a clot they may want to give him blood-thinning / anti-clotting drugs like warfarin, which could help to prevent further clots and strokes ; but obviously if the stroke was due to a bleed, this would be the wrong meds to use.
It's hard to predict the degree of recovery, as a person may die, or be left with some problems ( slured speech, a weak limb ) or recover completely.
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