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How do other illnesses affect anoxic brain injuries?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Cardiovascular disease and strokes can affect anoxic brain injuries by putting you at higher risk for them. Cardiovascular disease is responsible for a significant number of all cardiac arrests, and cardiac arrests are a common cause of anoxic brain injuries. Strokes can also lead to the oxygen deprivation that causes anoxic brain injuries.

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