Stroke Patient Hears Doctors Discuss Organ Donation


"The brain stem is notoriously difficult to visualize with a CT scan because it’s at the very base of the skull and there’s all this bone from where your ears are," said Sila.

Sila, who did not treat Fritze, said another complication can be a person's age. A younger person may have a better chance at recovering from a massive stroke.

“The age of the patient is an incredibly important determinate for recovery,” said Sila. “We have neural connections that are like the branches of the trees and it’s pretty incredible how young people can survive what seem to be devastating neurological injuries."

  • 1
  • |
  • 2
Join the Discussion
blog comments powered by Disqus
You Might Also Like...
See It, Share It
PHOTO: Year In Pictures
Damien Meyer/AFP/Getty Images
PHOTO: James Franco and Seth Rogen in The Interview.
Ed Araquel/Sony/Columbia Pictures/AP Photo
PHOTO: Patrick Crawford is pictured in this photo from his Facebook page.
Meteorologist Patrick Crawford KCEN/Facebook
PHOTO: George Stinney Jr., the youngest person ever executed in South Carolina, in 1944, is seen in this undated file photo.
South Carolina Department of Archives and History/AP Photo