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Tue, Feb 26 5:20pm · Cerebellar Stroke - experience/treatment/recovery in Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases

I am sorry for your husband. Cerebellum is where the stoke occurred which is also called the little brain at the lower back of your head and ischemic means the stroke was cause by a blood clot . I am almost two years since my cerebellum stroke(it was a clot too) . I still have mild balance issues. It takes time, some rehab, Physio too to help. I have spent a lot of time in the pool to strengthen the left side. I can’t believe I am still getting better after this time but it is small amounts. Don’t be discouraged- it takes time.

Wed, Feb 13 1:13pm · Cerebellar Stroke - experience/treatment/recovery in Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases

Hi @trkuk – I had an Amplatzer device implanted. It was an easy procedure at John Hopkins in Baltimore and the doc who did mine had done more than a 1000. He chose the device for me based on his experience. I had a bubble saline test done at 3 months and it still is not 100 percent healed but he said it would take 3-6 months for the heart tissue to cover the device . I had one 2 minute incident of aFib which is experienced by only about 2-3 % of patients – I also have a Linq monitor for my heart rate which picked it up. Nothing since. Would I do it again – absolutely. My cardiologist said that he believes that it reduces, in his cases, the risk of a second stroke by 70% and those are very good odds for me. I am about to have major spine surgery and both the neurologist and neurosurgeon are very pleased that I had the procedure pre op. Hope this helps.

Tue, Jan 8 5:36pm · Cerebellar Stroke - experience/treatment/recovery in Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases

I had a PFO closure with an Amplatzer Occuluder device 3 weeks ago and I am wondering if anyone has had any post procedure symptons/concerns. I had a cerebellar stroke 17 months ago and post they found the hole. The procedure is to help cut down my risk of a second stroke – I am 63 and had a pretty good recovery but still getting a little better all the time.