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Avatar m tn In the CAPRIE trial, clopidogrel (plavix) was equivalent to aspirin for patients with a recent (but not acute) MI. Some subgroups of patients with cardiovascular disease in this trial seemed to benefit more from clopidogrel than from aspirin: those with a history of bypass surgery, a prior stroke or MI, arterial disease in two or more areas, diabetes, or high cholesterol. Clopidogrel may be a reasonable choice for these patients.
21064 tn?1309312333 One meta-analysis of 11 clinical trials including 5228 patients randomized to aspirin or placebo following a transient ischemic attack or stroke, found similar efficacy for aspirin dosages ranging from 50 to 1500 mg/day. And in the Antithrombotic Trialists' Collaboration, a meta-analysis of more than 60 aspirin trials also found no relationship between dose and efficacy, with the greatest risk reduction shown in trials using a 75- to 150-mg dose of aspirin.
Avatar f tn Acute left eye some blurriness , some feeling of numbness next to eye down to about just below ear. Blood pressure higher then normal. Fluctuations from low to 20% higher. No other symptom. Presently visiting in lake county Calif. where there are 2 major wildfires. smoke in air. Staying indoors. Putting in eye drops for red eyes. Should I go to Er. Every time I go to hospital they say I am fine Heart is good. On melds for hypertension which is normal most of the time. Took aspirin.
Avatar f tn Hi, are you a hypertensive? in a person with prolonged, untreated high blood pressure, multiple lacunar infarcts can occur. This can cause additional symptoms to develop, including stroke or facial nerve paralysis. The damage has been done and as you are not in an acute phase, the work up now is determining if there are other high risk factors for developing infarcts. So, you can wait and have the tests done. Regards.
Avatar f tn i'm very healthy no drink or smoke 46 years old. no history of ms or early stroke in family. i'm baffled and i just went home without asprin or any other drug. i would like an mri and wonder if that would show anything. are ct scans any use at all and if it was mini stroke would it not have shown something.
Avatar n tn She has no previous problems with clots, although she is on medication for genetic hypertriglyceridemia which is fairly controlled by exercise and medication. Wouldn't Plavix combined with aspirin therapy not work just as well? Coumadin just seems like the old-fashioned way and more dangerous way to do things these days! This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/876907'>Re: Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation</a>.
Avatar m tn Aspirin, an anti-thrombotic drug, is given immediately after an ischemic stroke to reduce the likelihood of having another stroke. Some stroke patients do appear to have 100 percent recovery. And many regain a great deal of their abilities. If the "stroke" is stabilized, and there is no further bleeding or clotting I would remain optimistic. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar f tn He gave me Rx for high blood pressure, cholesterol med for high cholesterol and told me to take 325 aspirin daily..my bp at discharge was 153/103. I was given no medicine while there at all. He told me to have bp rechecked with visit to family doc in 7 days. I asked about the ct scan and he said a ct scan is like 1970 black and white tv. The MRI was normal and he wasn't sure what my symptoms were but I could go home no need to stay.I probably had a TIA.
1069105 tn?1256704012 On our request, she was switched from Warfarin to 100mg Aspirin. In 12/09, she had an open cholecystectomy due to acute cholecystitis with pigmented gallstones. In 5/10 , she had a minor stroke. Her eyesight became blurry, she vomited twice and lost motor control, especially on her left side. She was discharged from the hospital after 1 to 2 days. She is now back on Warfarin with the same cardiologist who recruited her for the Warfarin related clinical trial back in 8/09.
Avatar m tn Prosthetic Valve patient - no atrial fib, normal left atrial size, high level of fitness and activity, and wonder if the added benefit documented in some studies through the addition of aspirin applies to me, or if I am in a different clinical population, where the added risk of bleeding really wouldn't be offset by lower risk of stroke. Have discussed with my Cardiologist; he recommends the Aspirin, perhaps going to every other day, but acknowldges that there is not a clear-cut answer.
Avatar n tn My father had a similar sounding stroke on Dec. 8, 2006. He seemed pretty alert, spoke well, could swallow, etc. His major problems were left side paralysis and double vision. After about three weeks, he took his first steps and within 2 weeks of that was walking 40 feet with a walker. He was not able to start moving his left hand until about 4 weeks in. At that point, he could move all fingers and make a loose fist.
1069105 tn?1256704012 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. Her eyesight became blurry, she vomited twice and lost motor control, especially on her left side. She was discharged from the hospital after 1 to 2 days. She is now back on Warfarin (with the same cardiologist who recruited her for the Apaxiban vs Warfarin clinical trial back in 8/’09.
Avatar m tn I am 59; had St. Jude Mitral Valve Replacement 20 years ago following Acute Bacterial Endocarditis (had pre-existing Mitral Valve Prolapse, exact etiology of this incident never identified). Have been on Coumadin, well-controlled, with INR 2.5-3.5 throughout, with no significant incidents. Normal Sinus Rhythm. Normal Echo and Left Atrial dimensions. Mild HBP, well controlled, Cholesterol 166 with Lipitor 10mg QD.
Avatar f tn If your visual changes were distinct from these scenarios and weren't otherwise accompanied by any other symptoms or changes in exam, it's less likely a stroke and other causes should be sought. In the acute setting, if the history is suggestive of a stroke, physicians will often get some brain imaging (CT or MRI) though neither of these is 100% sensitive to the very smallest of strokes.
Avatar m tn Hello all. I’ve used this site many times reading others experiences with stroke I thought it was time for me to share mine. My mother had a hemorrhagic stroke 3 months ago. Her Coumadin levels were high and she had a benign cystic mass that bled, it wasn’t related to her blood pressure at all. She was unable to talk, eat, walk and move the right side of her body. The second day after the stroke they drained her brain from the excessive fluid. Her first word was “dry".
284078 tn?1282620298 I hope anyone who uses Topamax for any reason is fully aware of the serious risk of acute narrow angle glaucoma. I had read several articles about it but saw it firsthand last week. As usual on my quiet weekend off I got the dreaded call from the emergency room, again. This time about a woman on Topamax for 7 days who seemed to have lost almost all her vision 12 hours after increasing her dose per her doctor's instructions.
Avatar f tn A little over 2 mo. ago I started to experience soreness in my left eye. There was movement in the left corner of my eye There also was a reddish brown film covering the lower 1/8 of my eye. This continued to progress until a cloud covered my whole eye. Although it is less dense in the lower half than it was originally, the blurryness persists.
Avatar m tn About 5 days ago now I had a very acute attack. I was working when I felt like a pinch in the rear of my skull accompanied by a warm sensation. After that my vision was effected and my depth perception was off. The pressure in my skull is horrible and the neck pain was brutal. I felt light I couldn’t get a deep breath although my breathing seemed normal. I’ve had to take quite few days off of work because I couldn’t focus and was in pain.
Avatar n tn My 47-year-old uncle had a stroke this Friday, 5/18. He was taken to the hospital from work via ambulance. There he was told that he had a minor stroke, and although he had some weakness on his right side and some minor speech problems he was sent home the very next day. He lives alone and my mom, other uncle and I are his only family and are 800 miles away. On Sunday, his friends went over to his house to check on him and found him in bad shape.
Avatar n tn I take a baby aspirin (81 mg) daily to help prevent stroke and heart attack. Is their a significant risk of damaging the stomach or any other part of the GI tract using this much aspirin daily? Dear Jim, Aspirin is a type of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. It works by inhibiting an enzyme called cyclooxygenase, which is important in the formation of prostaglandins. Prostaglandins can have different effects throughout the body.
Avatar m tn My health had been very good post surgery until two weeks ago when I suffered a stroke which an MRI indicated was a acute infarct of 3.7cm in AP dimension x about 3.0 cm wide in the right parietal area. I have been blessed with a quick recovery and have no residual effects from the stroke. After the stroke I was placed on 75 mg. Plavix daily and continued with my previous daily medication regimen of 10 mg. Altace, 100 mg. Toprol XL, 20 mg. Zocor, and 2,000 mg.
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Avatar n tn Sorry to hear about your stroke. The data suggests that aspirin a day is enough treatment for your condition. I know that it sounds like you should have treatment such a coumadin but since you only have 50% blockage, the aspirin is the best choice. If you have comorbid atrial fibrillation then coumadin would be the medication of choice. How is the other carotid? Yes, CCF : : : : takes medicare.
451975 tn?1372332199 This past February, still holed up in the house, I experienced the normal 'weakness' on my left side but it progressed to total paralysis, inability to speak and inability to swallow. My husband gave me an aspirin when he realized I couldn't respond to him and took me to the hospital 5 min. from our home. I was treated as a stroke patient and sent to the downtown Toronto Stroke Centre. Unfortunately, by the time I arrive by ambulance, (about 3 hrs.
1069105 tn?1256704012 On our request, she was switched from Warfarin to 100mg Aspirin. In 12/09, she had an open cholecystectomy due to acute cholecystitis with pigmented gallstones. In 5/10 , she had a minor stroke. Her eyesight became blurry, she vomited twice and lost motor control, especially on her left side. She was discharged from the hospital after 1 to 2 days. She is now back on Warfarin with the same cardiologist who recruited her for the Warfarin related clinical trial back in 8/09.
1069105 tn?1256704012 In 12/’09, she had an open cholecystectomy due to acute cholecystitis with pigmented gallstones. In 5/’10 , she had a minor stroke. Her eyesight became blurry, she vomited twice and lost motor control, especially on her left side. She was discharged from the hospital after 1 to 2 days. She is now back on Warfarin (with the same cardiologist who recruited her for the Apaxiban vs Warfarin clinical trial back in 8/’09.