Acute stroke aspirin

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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.
Avatar m tn My question concerns the pros and cons of adding a baby aspirin to the Coumadin therapy, mainly with respect to stroke prevention. My level of physical activity does increase bleeding risks somewhat in terms of musculoskeletal injury, and I am aware of the risk for G.I. bleed being increased with Aspirin as well.
Avatar n tn ve already had a heart attack or stroke, or if you have been found by your doctor to be at high or moderate risk for heart attack or stroke, the benefits of taking aspirin can trump the risks. That’s because aspirin acts as an anti-inflammatory and an inhibitor of blood clotting. For those at risk, aspirin is one of the drugs in our arsenal (along with statins, ACE inhibitors, and beta blockers) that can help keep a coronary event from occurring in the first place or recurring.
Avatar m tn Arthur Agatston taking daily aspirin to prevent heart attack and stroke. Recent research has shed new light on this. Indeed, mounting evidence reported in a number of leading medical journals now suggests that if you’re healthy and not at significant risk for a heart attack, you should not be taking aspirin preventively. That’s because the studies show that aspirin doesn’t reduce the risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke in healthy people.
Avatar f tn My dad who is 81 years old in India is on Citilin 500mg daily. The neurologist prescribed it after he had TIA number of times. He used to get seizures like symptoms and loose his consciousness. He was bedridden and stopped walking completely. Now, he is up on his feet and doing his regular work after regular physiotherapy. At first, he had trigeminal neuralgia and he was on carbamezapine 150mg twice daily and then 300mg twice daily. I just need to know how long he has to be on Citilin.
Avatar n tn my father suffered left side stroke on march 2012 and latest he had suffered chest pain DR says he may have to undergo angioplasty later, he is under medical management as of now stroke is acute infarct which is complete occulsion his condition is that he can walk and speak few word properly but some times his both legs looks swollen, his face looks swollen when he wakes up in morning. Can any body guide why is it happening ? what can be done, is there any danger to his life ?
Avatar m tn Aspirin or coumadin are for clots, (Antithrombotic and Thrombolytic Therapy), the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) recommended coumadin for atrial fibrillation patients at high risk of stroke, aspirin for patients at low risk of stroke, and either drug of patients with an intermediate risk. The ACCP defines a low-risk patient as younger than 65 years with no predisposing risk factors (e.g., previous stroke, TIA, embolism, heart failure, hypertension, diabetes).
Avatar n tn no aspirin for suspected stroke. At the ER, they take a CT scan to rule out a bleeding stroke, before blood thinners are given.
Avatar n tn I am a 49 yr old female, who smokes, no Hypertension or diabetes, I have had all symptoms of Stroke/TIA, I had radiating pain down L arm, numbing/tingling up L side of face, profuse sweating, dizziness, I also had slight pain across jaw, no weakness though, this has happened more than one time, all of my test come out negative, is that normal for a TIA that nothing shows? I am afraid that when or if I have a stroke, that will be it since everything comes up negative.
Avatar f tn “TIAs are often warning signs that a person is at risk for a more serious and debilitating stroke. About one-third of those who have a TIA will have an acute stroke some time in the future. Many strokes can be prevented by heeding the warning signs of TIAs and treating underlying risk factors. The most important treatable factors linked to TIAs and stroke are high blood pressure, cigarette smoking, heart disease, carotid artery disease, diabetes, and heavy use of alcohol.
575214 tn?1218040360 It is possible that you may have to take a low dose aspirin always to prevent stroke. This will however depend on the extent of hypoplasia. Please also discuss this with your treating doctor as well. Take care!
Avatar f tn hi I'm in a bit of a state. this is saturday and on tuesday i was in bed with my lab top. i was feeling a bit strange when suddenly my hand and arm went nimb. at the same time mt boyfriend walked in and i felt wierd as i looked at him. i said my arm is numb and as i got out of bed my face also went numb. side of my nose and cheek and lip. i said to him clearly "god my face is numb" and then i panicked a bit and had to lire down.
Avatar m tn In getting ready for sius surgery in 2008 I was taken off my aspirin for 8 days and the day before the surgery had the second stroke. My cardiologist put me on Plavix plus the two aspirin and had me take 4 plavix the first day I got them. Now I take one Plavix a day plus the two aspirin. After a bout with Pneumonia and Bronchitis and being in the hospital twice I was sent to a Pulmonary Dr.
Avatar f tn Oh and after my stroke all I think about most of the time is of the stroke, having another stroke, or dying due to a stroke. I guess I am traumatized now. Does anyone else suffer from this?
Avatar m tn I have visited the Cleveland Heart Clinic in 2007. I was put on coumadin because I had a small stroke after 12 hrs. of a-fib (prior to being put on sotalol). I no longer have a-fib on sotalol. I would like to get off coumadin and take 1 or 2 81 mg. aspirin instead. Do you think this would be prudent?
Avatar m tn is chf an indication for using 325 mg for primary prevetion of heart attack/stroke instead of 81 mg???
Avatar f tn 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 Did your doctor suggest taking an aspirin a day? At your age that may be all the blood "thinner" you need to diminish stroke risk. The risk of a stroke is never zero - many ways to get a blood clot. I do not know anything about SSS, so it would be recommended that you ask your doctor about taking an aspirin a day to provide some additional heart protection. Aspirin seems to have many beneficial attributes, but can cause stomach problems.
Avatar f tn These blood clots form in the atria and can migrate from the heart to the brain to cause a stroke. There are five major predictors of stroke in patients with AFib.
Avatar n tn have you tried taking the aspirin but not the fish oil? How about cutting the aspirin to get an even smaller dose?
Avatar n tn I just saw my EP at Cleveland Clinic on Monday and we discussed using aspirin or coumadin to prevent stroke from afib. I am currently taking 325mg aspirin but he is considering changing it. He said they assign you a risk number to determine which medicine you should be on. If your risk is 0 it's aspirin, 1 can be either depending on patient and physician preference, and 2 or over is coumadin. I have a number over two because of history of TIA but I am difficult to regulate on coumadin.
1588890 tn?1297073916 Potential complications are strokes, heart attacks, pulmonary embolism, and potential transformation into leukemia. Methotrexate is indicated in acute lymphoblastic leukemia with steroids for acute remission. Please consult your hematologist for the possible indicate of methotrexate in your scenario. Take care.