Acls acute stroke algorithm

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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 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 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 The onset of pain under any circumstance shouldn't be ignored. I highly recommend that you pay a visit to your doctor as soon as possible. That said, I'm not sure why your post bears the title "Stroke". Strokes usually present over the course of several hours and involve a plethora of neurological symptoms, like confusion, difficulty speaking, memory loss, sudden lethargy, tingling or numbness down one side of the body, and sometimes a sharp pain in the head.
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).
Avatar n tn My mother suffered an acute subdural hematoma after falling down the stairs, hitting her head. She had surgery to drain the blood within a 2 hour window. Her recovery was outstanding at first, and was sent home a week later. She seemed to be pretty close to 100% mentally - able to carry on inteligent conversations with no problems. All of a sudden a couple days after she had been taken home, she began to be unable to "spit out" what she was trying to say.
Avatar n tn  USG(Abd , Pelvis)  S.Lipid  S.TSH  S.Vit B12: 897 - N  HbA1C  S.Homocysteine : 8.76 –N  MR Angiography of Brain : • Right Cerebral peduncle acute infarct & right basal ganglia acute infract. • Mild Cerebral atrophy. • Atheromatous changes in P2 segment of right PCA. As compared to previous MRI dated 20.11.2016 there is appearance of fresh acute lesion in right cerebral peduncle.
Avatar n tn The next day he woke up with the same symptoms as the stroke 6 years ago and we assumed he had another stroke. The MRI, CTScan shows no new stroke, but his symptoms continue and he doesn't seem to be getting much better. He has lost his job due to the memory loss issues. Any thoughts on what could have happened? We are seeing a neuropsychologist.
Avatar f tn anyways my question is about acute relapses i awoke at approx.
Avatar m tn This test looks for the presence of HIV RNA in the plasma of patients. It can detect acute (new) HIV infection without the presence of antibodies (proteins produced by the body to fight against the HIV virus) in the blood. This makes the HIV RNA test the most sensitive and accurate HIV early detection test available on the market today.
Avatar m tn The doctors are recommending surgery on the right side first, since that is the side of the stroke. She was moved to acute rehab first to get stronger and to give a diagnosed UTI time to clear up. Is there a time frame for the most success for both cardioid surgeries. The surgeon said 1-2 weeks after the stroke and neurologist said it is elective and can be done in a few weeks after she gets stronger.
Avatar f tn I was curious if the standard, acute treatment for a hemorrhagic stroke included an emergency vent shunt. My sixty one year old father suffered a severe hemorrhagic stroke 10 months ago. He received a CT scan upon arrival at the emergency room where they determined he had a hemorrhagic stroke. At that point he was considered a 3 on the Glasgow coma scale.
Avatar m tn My question today is your thoughts on a new testing algorithm. I know 4th generation testing has been around for a while and that your stance has been that these tests are conclusive at 28 days. Just recently I went to get tested in Massachusetts a month after my last sexual experience. As I know the duo test they perform would be conclusive at that point.
Avatar f tn Furthermore, psychotic episodes may be an acute change like that seen in delirium, stroke, or seizure. Depending on the complete history, including family history, associated symptoms, and clinical examination, imaging findings will likely be in different anatomical locations. As a general rule, MRI is better for looking at anatomy and for pathological conditions (e.g.
Avatar m tn Sir my mother recently admitted to hospital with recent CT scan report showing the impressions of 'Old lacunar infarct in left corona radiata' & 'Acute nonhemorrhagic left perisylvian and deep frontal white matter infarct (MCA territory). She had a mild stroke 4 years before on the right side and she is visiting the hospital every 1 or 2 months regularly to physician and he use to suggest the warf, etc.
Avatar n tn And, if you have insurance or can find a way to afford it, get your husband out of a skilled nursing facility and into an acute or post-acute care rehab facility, preferably one that specializes in brain injuries. My husband had a severe stroke in August and is currently in a neurorehab. He was paralyzed on the right side, lost his ability to speak intelligbly, had no sense of balance, couldn't swallow, short-term memory loss, and had many cognitive issues.
Avatar n tn After 7 days on Depakote it affected her swallowing much worse than when she had her stroke. But she could have just has a stroke relapse. They took her off the Depakote to see if the swallowing would come back and it has not (been off it for 9 days). CAT scans did not show a new stroke, either. Very unsure if it was this medicine (the internet did say it can cause glossitis and dysphagia in less than one percent of females over 60 years old).
Avatar n tn History of progressive fatigue for past 5 years, now so bad that I returned to my physician. I was treated for Depression with Wellbutrin (didn 't work) and SSRI and Adderal (didn't work either.) Acute episodes (about 1-2 X's per year) accompanied by extreme bad breath and incapacitating fatigue requiring bedrest for 2-3 days. Over the past 2 year there is an increase in fatigue and I am unable to perform dailly activities.
1069105 tn?1256700412 Mom 72, Singapore. Diagnosed w/ HTN '92. 5/’09, hospitalized due to methyldopa induced cholestasis, diagnosed w/ A fib. 8/’09, 14 days into Warfarin, she fell (cause unknown), suffering a skull fracture causing an acute subarachnoid and subdural hemorrhage. Initially paralyzed left side & recovered almost 90%. On our request, switched to Aspirin. 12/’09, open cholecystectomy due to acute cholecystitis w/ pigmented gallstones. In 5/’10 , she had a minor stroke.
Avatar n tn We tried to get dad into an acute care facility but were told he did not meet minimum requirements. Acute care for rehab centers normally require a minimum of three hours rehab 5-6 days a week. When my dad was tested, he did not consistently respond to commands. I am positive that he could hear, and he responded some days much better than other days. Keep telling your father that you are working on getting him to a higher level of care.
Avatar m tn I am also sorry for the loss you are experiencing. There are timnes this happens. If your husband died suddenly, he could have had a stroke or a blood clot; more than likely his death was caused by a ventricular arrhythmia. An arrhythmia would not have shown up on his heart tests unless they were occuring at the same time he was having an EKG or cath done.
Avatar n tn I had oral sex with a man over about a month ago. He wore a condom. It was the first time that I had a homosexual experience. While he was very gentle his penis did reach way back in my throat. Afterwards, he put his penis in my butt. About 3-5 days after this encounter I experienced severe pain in the lower to middle region of my throat. Then everytime I exercise the pain gets worse. I've been to the doctor and don't have strep throat. Can anyone tell me what is wrong with me.