A brain stem infarction occurs when the brain stem tissue is prevented from receiving blood due to a stroke, which can result in very rapid cell death, brain damage, and even death. Damage or blockage to the carotid arteries yields a cerebral brain infarction, affecting the cerebral cortex, while damage to the vertebral arteries leads to a brain stem infarction, affecting the lower portion of the brain. Symptoms of a brain stem infarction are consistent with those of a stroke and can include dizziness, numbness, motor skill and vision impairment, headaches, and nausea. People who are at a higher risk for brain stem infarctions include those who have high cholesterol and are at risk for blood clots as well as those with a genetic disposition for strokes. Treatments for brain stem infarctions focus on increasing blood flow to the affected area as quickly as possible, as cells can die without oxygen and nutrients from blood in a matter of minutes.
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