(Massive) Stroke-Life Expectancy


livegreaterhealth.com back with another condition that happens to many people in the world today. What is it, a Massive Stroke and what is the life expectancy after one? Nearly 800,000 people each year suffer from a stroke. All, but about a quarter of strokes happen to people over the age of 65. What are the massive stroke warning signs? We are going to learn what some of the reason might be and how to decrease our chance of having one.

I know how severe strokes can be. Not only can they paralysis you, they can be deadly. I had a family member that seemed to be in good health one day, and just fail over with a massive stroke. They lived a couple of days after the stroke, but they didn’t know anything and finally past away when life support was removed. Very sad.

What can we do to help prevent this from happening or is there anything that can be done? Is there a recovery rate of massive stroke survivors? Do we know the massive stroke life expectancy? What are the massive stroke warning signs. This is a few of the things we will be talking about.

What are (Massive) Strokes?

Understanding a Stroke


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Lets start off with the two types of strokes, and either one can be massive, depending on the severity of it. If the severity is real bad and disabling then it its catoregized as a massive stroke definition.

A stroke is a sudden attack of blood flow interuption to the brain in some form, whether it be a clot or leakage. This can happen different ways in our body. We will talk about a few of them in the article as we go on.

What are theTypes of Stroke?

types of strokes

Hemorrhagic strokes there are two types of this stroke.

  1. Intracerebral hemorrhagic – this is bleeding within the brain itself, because of a bursted artery letting blood flood the brain area. Bleeding within the brain tissue is called Intraparenchymal hemorrhagic. Bleeding within the brain ventrical system is called Intraventrical hemorrhagic.
  2. Subarachnoid hemorrhagic – is bleeding occurring outside the brain, but inside the skull. Between the arachnoid mater and the pia mater. There are three layers of meninges around the brain this is the most sensitive one.

ischemic stroke

Ischemic strokes are strokes that happen when the blood flow to the brain is decreased or get cut off by a clot. That leads to a dysfunction in the brain. The reasons this might happen are…

  1. Thrombosis – clotting of a blood vessel going to a area of the brain.
  2. Systemic hypoperfusion – inadequate blood supply to the brain and also other organs
  3. Embolism – this is where particles in the veins from other areas of the body clog a particular part of the brain.
  4. Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis – this is when a blood clot forms inside the venous sinuses of the brain and keeps the blood form draining out of the brain.

Are They Symptoms?

What might be some of the symptoms of strokes?stroke symptoms

First thing first if you have symptoms of a stroke call 911 immediately.

any of this changes that might happen to you usually will be sudden and they are….

  • loss of movement in one side of your body, usually in the face, arm, or leg
  • confusion and trouble understanding
  • difficulty speaking, slurred
  • trouble walking or balance problems
  • sever headaches that are not the same as your regular headaches you have
  • numbness, tingling or weakness
  • changes in vision


(Massive) Stroke Warning Signs

There is more massive stroke information that needs to rememberized, very important info.


There is an easy way to remember the symptoms of strokes called FAST.fast warning signs

  • Face drooping
  • Arm weakness
  • Speech difficulty
  • Time to call

if you have these symptoms seek medical help immediately.

(Massive) Stroke Treatment

Why do we want treatments for a stroke?

Well the most common reason would be to get back to a more normal life.

What are some of the ways of treatment and how do they work?

Treatments vary in different ways depending on the stroke.

Recovery time varies depending on stroke and severity.

Rehabilitation therapies may include…..

  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Speech therapy

Ischemic stroke treatment

Medication treatment with Alteplase

Tissue plasminogen activator (or Alteplase IV r-tPA) an FDA-approved treatment for ischemic strokes.

This treatment is given in the arm through an IV, it works by dissolving the blood clot and letting proper blood flow to the brain.

This treament has to be administered early in a stroke for it to be effective, so, early detection is key.

Mechanical treatment with Physical removal

The use of a cage like mechanical device run through the artery in the groin all the way to the blockage. This a stent remover and opens up and collects the clot. Then the blood starts it’s normal flow. The stent is removed with the clot.

Hemorrhagic stroke treatment

Mechanical treatment

the use of a small tube called a catheter run through a artery in a arm or leg and into the brain tissue through the leakage. It has a small camera on the end so the doctors can assess the damge.

The catheter deposits a mechanical agent called a coil to help prevent further damage. This process is called endovascular and done through the vascular system.

This way it’s less invasive than conventional surgery.

What is the Life Expectancy of Stroke Survivors?

This depends on the stroke type  a great deal, Ischemic strokes have a better survival rate. While Hemorrhagic stroke are usually more severe and have a higher death rate. These are just statistics and mainly depends on severity of ever one.


livegreaterhealth.com/massive-stroke knows this information will help in thinking more about strokes. Being aware and prepared is half the battle when it comes to anything concerning our health.

We want the world to be ready to take on any health condition that might come about. Our goal is to cover all major diseases and get information out to every possible person.

Our hope is that all stroke and massive stroke survivors will be helped is some way or benefit from this article.

If this article has been of some benefit to you or someone you know, would you please leave us a comment below. We will get back to you as soon as we can with a reply. We appreciate you reading this article.





  1. Great article.

    Very detailed but clear presentation on massive stroke. I know I was helped by it and hope others will benefit.

    Fortunately it has not touched my family but certainly friends and families have been devastated by the #1 killer of those in the U.S.

    I had forgotten about the changes in vision and appreciate the reminder. We all need to be aware.

    How long have you been an nutrition specialist?

    • Thanks for the comment Robert, I recently had a mother in law die, because of a massive stroke. I know that it is very serious and can happened to anybody.

    • This article about massive strokes has helped me to understand more about what happened to my grandma.. It him home, literally.. Strokes are very common and very unfortunate.. It happens to the best of them, so sad.. Thank you Fred, for the info I learned in this article.. It has helped me to come to terms with one of the most devastating events in my life.. I suggest everyone read this article and make a mental reminder of the signs of a stroke..

      • Thanks for the comment Dana, strokes takes many peoples loved ones away from them everyday. We all need to be made more aware of this tragedy.

  2. Thanks so much for the info! My grandfather had a stroke but waited too long to get help. He never recovered after that. It does seem to be important to get immediate attention! I really appreciate well researched information. More people should keep more informed on topics such as these so they know how to act in an emergency situation! Hopefully you can help save some lives!

    • Thanks JD for your comment, sorry to here about your grandfather, but early medical care is critical, especially when it comes to strokes.

  3. Thanks for a clear, detailed explanation of strokes and the warning signs. I do like the FAST acronym as it is easy to remember and ensures you get help to the patient sooner. Strokes are such a scary condition as they can happen without warning. What can people do to reduce their risk factors?

    • Thanks for the comment, without warning is what is scary about this. I recently had a family member to pass away, because of a massive stroke. We never thought anything was wrong. You really can’t detect when one will happen. Just have to seek medical attention as fast as possible. Get regular doctor check-ups and explain any problems you might be having. Keep blood pressure under control.

  4. My Dad is 67, so he is at risk for stroke. If he were to have one, my world would shatter. Life would take on an entirely new light. This information was very helpful.

    I do have a question though. What all natural options are out there for stroke prevention? I want my Dad to live a full and enjoyable retirement in his golden years. Anything you can recommend to make his precious years longer would be very much appreciated. I look forward to hearing you answer.

    Thank you for sharing and I hope you make it a great day!

    • Thanks for the comment Alex, we cannot detect when and who will have a stroke. Thats the frightening thing about it. Taking care of our health is about all that I know can be done with regular doctor visits. That don’t excempt us from it, but will let us know if they might be a problem.

      • Was hoping for more clinically specific I formation: Specific survival rates for massive stroke population, e.g. 30% of massive stroke survivors live 7 years or longer. Another point: Massive stroke survivors may be able to regain up to 50% (for example) of their physical function with consistent physical therapy & exercise.

  5. Hi dear Fred
    Thanks for giving me this to read. These great articles,they are so helpful, I am really glad that your heart is in helping others as the bible says “Love your Neighbour” so I want to assur you that you are doing a great job. That can open the eyes of some people who are suffering with this kind of disease helping them to get treatments , wow , I love your article, so I really encourage you to keep doing this great job, stay blessed.

    • Thank you Ammanuel for your comment. I appreciate your kind words and yes helping others is what we are supposed to do. I hope this site has a positive influence on the people who read it. That are able to help their condition in some way. If there is a condition you want to know more about leave me a reply below thanks.

  6. Thanks Fred for sharing us this wonderfull article, i am so happy that you have this heart that loves to help others ,as the bible says love your neighbour, i know you love to help and inform people, and you dont like to see some one to suffer, The articles are helpfull and i am sure they will help so many people. And i appriciate that you love to inform people who are suffering from this diseases , so they can get a treatement. I encourage you to keep it up, may God bless you

  7. Hi fred,

    Great post. Strokes are something we hear a lot about but not many people would know what to do if affected by one or see someone have one.

    I love the FAST acronym. Face Arm Speech Time to call. I am going to memorise that, may need it someday. You cover strokes so thoroughly in your blog, love it. No excuse for anyone to not know the symptoms now. Great work,


    • Thanks for your comment, strokes can be deadly in some cases. In other cases they can cause us to have disabilities, by affecting the mobility of our body. Memorizing the F.A.S.T. acronym is a helpful way of being aware of stroke coming on.

  8. Very detailed article highlighting the causes, types and possible lifestyle changes following strokes! Reading this took me back to PTA school where we learned about stroke rehab and the recovery options for both hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke victims. Thank you for highlighting this common condition! People definitely need to be informed of the signs and symptoms of a stroke in both men and women. It could potentially save someone’s life.

    • Thank you for the comment, identifying problems people may have, even for themselves, is a great ability to be able to use. I think knowing and being able to react to this health problems in a timely fashion is a great gift to have. We need more people that can do that in this world, so people need to learn and be prepared for any situation.

  9. My husband had a massive right brain ischemic stroke in January 2020. His perception, vision, and balance were severely affected. His speech and recall of learned experiences from the past is very good. His short-term memory needs constant work/repetition.

    • Thank you for your comment Vicki. What I can tell you is that a person who is around 50 or younger usually has about a 60% survival rate. where people up to 70 or older drops significantly to about 10%. For some survivors individually isolated therapy can help recovery immensely. Hope that helps to give you more hope our prayers are with him.

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