Stroke and TBI Trigger Inflammation and Organ Dysfunction
There are many pathological sequelae that occur in the central and peripheral organ systems after stroke or TBI.
Click on the organs to learn more about specific pathological consequences that follow a stroke or TBI.
Many pathological sequelae occur in the brain after stroke or TBI.
This can lead to long-term symptoms, including: neuropsych-iatric changes, sleep disturbances, increased anxiety and depression, cognitive deficits, headaches, and chronic pain.
Lung injury can occur after stroke or TBI due to increased systematic inflammation.
The heart may undergo cardiac dysfunction after stroke or TBI.
Increased inflammation after stroke or TBI can cause liver dysfunction or liver failure.
Increased inflammation after stroke or TBI can cause disturbances in the gut microbiome and cause injury to the digestive system.
Kidneys may be subject to electrolyte imbalances, renal hypoxia, or even kidney failure following stroke or TBI.