Acls acute stroke algorithm

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Avatar n tn Failed ACLS today
Avatar n tn Depending on how an MRI scan is completed it can show both acute and chronic strokes. Radiologists comment on the fact that there is no acute stroke either to indicate that they did special imaging to look for an acute stroke, or because this is a common reason to obtain a MRI of the brain. Chronic strokes can be seen with standard MRI techniques, and therefore the comment normal MRI excludes the presence of chronic strokes.
Avatar m tn Rest Ice Compression and Elevation. What did you injury? There are multiple structures such as one of the most common a meniscus tear. Also possible, though less likely is an injury to your MCL, Medial Collateral Ligament or your ACL, When ACLs are severely injured extreme pain and swelling is immediate. One usually is unable to apply any weight to the effected extremity. A Meniscus tear is more likely than a ligament injury. However a nasty strain or sprain is often very painful.
Avatar f tn Gallbladder removal is recommended for gallstones, because they have a 1 in 3 chance of developing a significant complication such as acute cholecystitis, pancreatitis, cholangitis, etc. And there is a treatment algorithm, by which your doctor will recommend therapy. So, discuss the options with your doctor or get a second opinion. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar n tn Thank you for your information. We do traditionally follow the ACLS standards, but our medical direction is looking at adding this med as a second line therapy since some of our transport times with full arrests are quite lenghthy. We have transported working full arrests for 30 minutes quite often. Do you think we would have better survival rates given our long transport time if we used this drug second line after Lidocaine but before Bretylium?
Avatar f tn This is the only MRI done since his initial stroke. The MRI showed old infarct in pons area + acute infarct in anterior portion of corpus callosum + subacute infarct in the other side of the corpus callosum. It also showed lesions in the thalamic portion + basil ganglia. The neurologist resident stated that my dad had a TIA (or stroke) 2 weeks prior to his stroke on February 19,09 (at home-it was never noticed).
Avatar n tn tt2 and flair hyperintense lesion seen in right side of pons showing diffusion restriction and low adc values so acute infarct
1211508 tn?1343079605 If this clotting material loosens and travels around to the heart, it can give an acute heart attack. This could happen to anyone. For example, if you bash your leg in a sport and a clot forms, this would show nothing on an EKG or Echoscan. The clot is in the area of the injury. It's only if some of the material dislodges that the heart could be affected, if the clot finds its way there and gets lodged in a coronary artery.
Avatar n tn : Thank you for your information. We do traditionally follow the ACLS standards, but our medical direction is looking at adding this med as a second line therapy since some of our transport times with full arrests are quite lenghthy. We have transported working full arrests for 30 minutes quite often. Do you think we would have better survival rates given our long transport time if we used this drug second line after Lidocaine but before Bretylium?
Avatar n tn My mother recently suffered an acute stroke after a mini-stroke two weeks earlier. While at the hospital the neurologist told our family that had they known she had atrial fibrillation in her first mini-stroke, they would have prescribed coumadin and the acute stroke would likely have been prevented. I was told by a geriatric nurse practitioner friend that they should have done the Holter EKG rather than the short EKG as it would have detected the atrial fibrillation.
Avatar n tn My best friend, while on vaction in New York on vacation from Florida had a massive stroke. This has been 2 1/2 months ago and she is still their. Does anyone have any information about medical air transport? Can this be filed on insurance and how does it work. I am clueless about all of this and would like any insight.
Avatar f tn my mom is 72 3 weeks ago she came down with acute west nile and in the middle of that she had a stroke. A bleeder and it affected 25 % of her left side brain. she is having severe headaces. Can't move her right side, can't eat or drink. The drs. are going to start intense rehab. Is there a chance for recovery or are we just biding time. I want to give her every chance possible. I quess I may be in a state of shock just looking for answers.
Avatar m tn If my memory serves me right, acute ischemic event is just the medical jargon for a stroke. Congratulations, it looks like you are in the clear.
Avatar n tn Rapid assessment of acute ischemia is critical for the management of acute stroke patiens who may benefit from thrombolytics or neuroprotective therapeutics. Differentiation of acute from chronic stroke, which may all appear hyperintense on T2- Weighted Imaging(T2WI ), is essential in determining the management of patiens.
Avatar n tn Acupuncture treatment, used in its aftermath and recovery period can also be used in the acute phase. In recent years a large number of shows, stroke acupuncture treatment time is very important, no matter what type of stroke should seek early treatment. In addition, some recent acupuncture workers started to attach importance to the cause of stroke and certain mental obstacles to the treatment of mental disorders.
Avatar f tn My 86 year old mother had a acute stroke in Dec 08. The Drs have said that it has just effected her balance. Just wanting to know more about it. She many other health issues, high blood pressure,diabeties, heart bypass surgery, ect. Any info would be helpful.
Avatar f tn I currently live at a high altitude... could this be the problem? Or Stroke? Maybe Guillain-Barre?
Avatar n tn A patient who had suffered from a myocardial infarction would have an area of damaged heart muscle and so would have elevated cardiac troponin levels in the blood The following information would summarize the interesting facts for your clarity and better understanding. Acute MI immediately following t-PA treatment for stroke is a rare but serious complication.
Avatar n tn This EKG had elevation in leads I and II with depressions in V4-V6 As this patient was asymptomatic I treated him as he presented.
Avatar n tn This seems like a very complex situation especially for her doctors, so it's difficult to answer some of these things given the limitations of this venue, but I'll try to give you some information that may answer your questions. It sounds like your sister has had an acute event with progression or a series of acute events in succession.
1258607 tn?1323490149 During the testing, couldn't resist the homemade scones. Yikes I think I ate 3!!! But did 100 on the test.
Avatar m tn We are most uneasy about this but between the EPs lax attitude about it, the low score he has on the Chad score as well as his ENT saying he has done this procedure many many many times on patients with AF (who had to stop blood thinners prior) we are just trying to stay chilled and trust that he is at low risk for stroke and not something we need to worry about happening (but the worry is there).
Avatar n tn Your Mom has youth, awareness of the left side and family support on her side. I am a speech-language pathologist working in both the acute- rehab and acute settings. A good place to aim for is an acute-rehab facility. If your mom isn't too high level or low level (can't walk on her own, but can handle 3 hours of therapy a day) she may qualify for acute-rehab.
Avatar f tn If there was evidence of an acute stroke on the MRI, investigation for causes of stroke in a young person (of which there are many many causes including blood clots from various areas of the body including heart and legs, various clotting tendencies including the clotting tendency that occurs in all women around pregnancy but also other hereditary or non-hereditary clotting disorders, and some genetic disorders such as CADASIL and mitochondrial disorders).