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Is ischemic brain injury serious?

Yes, ischemic brain injury is serious. It can lead to permanent brain damage and disability. Stroke, on type of ischemic brain injury, is the highest ranked cause of long term disability. In looking at cerebral palsy, another result of ischemic brain injury, children's motor and coordination abilities are permanent affected. Both of these diseases have tremendous financial impact (i.e. stroke costs $52 billion each year, while cerebral palsy lifetime costs equal $921,000 per person).

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