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Brian Sicknick and the Modalities of Brainstem Strokes

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April 20, 2021 9:23 a.m.

A very interesting backgrounder from TPM Reader AH on the specifics of the kind of stroke that killed Brian Sicknick …

Hi, Josh! This is a topic I really do know something about – I am consulted to see several patients for stroke every day. The news about Brian Sicknick having died from a brainstem stroke is a bit of a surprise to me, because they are uncommon in general, and for a young, healthy guy to have one raises my eyebrows. To die from one is less surprising – these are the most, or maybe tied for the most lethal strokes you could possibly have.

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