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Bret Michaels -- The Odds of Survival

4/23/2010 6:26 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Bret Michaels doesn't just need good medical attention to survive his current condition -- he also needs luck.

According to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, people who don't receive proper medical treatment after suffering a subarachnoid hemorrhage have a 20% to 30% chance of experiencing a second bleed within the first month -- and the odds of surviving a second bleed are extremely slim.

Cedars states, "Recurrent bleeding has a 70% mortality rate."

Fortunately, Michaels is reportedly being treated in a capable medical center.

However, it appears as though Michaels is already beating the odds -- Cedars reports that roughly 1/3 of people who have a subarachnoid hemorrhage die during the hemorrhage because of extensive brain damage. Obviously, Michaels has already cleared that hurdle. 

As for Michaels' treatment, Cedars warns, "Because of the ominous prognosis with delayed definitive therapy, referral to a center of excellence with experience in treating subarachnoid hemorrhage is imperative."

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DeeDee    

Prayers be with Bret Michael's and family.....Our hearts go out 2 all of you

1610 days ago
17.

ChanelShades    

Praying for you, Bret!!! There are two generations of your fans in our household. XOXO

1610 days ago
18.

Melrose2010    

C'mon Brett, the world is a better place with your crazy ass in it!!!! Hope he pulls through!

1610 days ago
19.

Ant    

Bandanna bandaged brain.

1610 days ago
20.

ThisIsAwesome    

Get better soon, Bret! xox

1610 days ago
21.

amy    

I'm getting he already died.. Not true or true?

1610 days ago
22.

Katie C    

MEGA prayers going out to Bret!!!!

1610 days ago
23.

Leah    

FIRST!!!! always wanted to be first ahah

1610 days ago
24.

jc126    

I hope he recovers fully - good luck, Bret.

1610 days ago
25.

Proud2bBlack    

Doctors discovered Michaels had suffered a massive subarachnoid hemorrhage (bleeding at the base of his brain stem) BRAIN HEMORRHAGING and he is currently in critical condition:



"After several CAT scans, MRIs and an angiogram, [doctors] decided to keep Michaels in the ICU and are running several tests to determine the cause. [It] will be touch and go for the next few days while he is under intense observation," a source told People.com.



Michaels, a diabetic, underwent an emergency appendectomy on April 12, but told fans in an April 19 note that his recovery was going well. No word yet as to whether the hemorrhage is related to his previous surgery.



1610 days ago
26.

curiousinca    

wikipedia says hes' dead.. they posted Chris Beniots death before the rest of the media confirmed it. Hoping for the best, regardless, he has two daughters that need him. Prayers to the family.

1610 days ago
27.

dman    

Celebrity Apprentice sucks. Not as bad as Bigges Loser, though. "Hey Bill. What did you do last night? I watched people lose weight on the Television."

1610 days ago
28.

kickaboo    

Saying a prayer for Bret. Best wishes for a speedy and full recovery. Look after your diabetes, Bret.

1610 days ago
29.

Grump    

TMZ STAFF, INSTEAD OF GOOFING GO FIND OUT SEE WHAT'S HAPPENING!

1610 days ago
30.

Hussie    

Proud2bBlack,
No one said "I told you so" or anything of the sort...I simply pointed out the FACT that Bret's own lifestyle contributed to his current health condition...
Do I hope he survives?...Of course I do...But I also hope that others who suffer from diabetes see the effects of poor choices on their health...
Let's not shamelessly promote risky behaviors (Rock of Love) then whine when it catches up with you...Bret would certainly hope that his tragedy can save one life, even if it's not his own...

1610 days ago
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