Acute stroke blood pressure management

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Avatar n tn In addition to management of the underlying causes, major considerations in acute treatment of increased ICP relates to the management of stroke and cerebral trauma.The standard modes of treatment are hyperventilation,controlling blood pressures with calcium channel blockers, reducing mass effect with craniotomies, inserting an extraventricular drain, medications like mannitol can also help. Consult your neurophysician for further assistance. Best.
Avatar f tn I wish I can record my blood pressure 3 times a day. My mother had a massive stroke and passed away, so I like to keep close eye on my blood pressure.
Avatar f tn Depending on the results and evaluation of the attending physician, critical decisions may focus on the individualized management of each patient, whether blood pressure control or determination of risk/benefit for thrombolytic intervention are initiated. It is best that you check with the attending also to ease any doubts. Take care and best regards.
Avatar n tn Many strokes can be prevented by giving importance to the 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. It is good that medications are now available to reduce and eliminate these factors.
Avatar n tn I think part of the fuel for the continued anxiety is the fear that I am going to have a stroke due to the sudden increase in blood pressure during the anxiety attacks. I have an appointment scheduled with my Dr. for this afternoon. My question is this: Is my fear that I could have a stroke due to my blood pressure getting so high during one these episodes legitimate or am I just worrying myself more?
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 also feel heartbeat irregularities, and what seems to feel like low blood pressure. There is no pain associated. Each period lasts about an hour, once in the day, twice at night. Each time I feel faint. I currently live at a high altitude... could this be the problem? Or Stroke? Maybe Guillain-Barre?
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 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 f tn Anxiety/stress level in your mind and body must be revved very high, causing release of adrenaline and cortisol release, both of which can increase blood pressure. I recommend seeking help in stress-management, relaxation. Good Luck!
Avatar m tn Will the medicines controlling the heart rate not lower down the blood pressure, resulting in worsening of stroke? In these subset of patients(acute ischemic stroke & atrial fibrillation), what is the role of anticoagulation?
Avatar n tn Hi, The treatment of stroke consists of many phases. Administration of blood thinners, management of blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar are the primary objectives. Since your mother is still unconscious, medications and oxygen administration are the only treatment measures required. Once she comes out of the coma, physiotherapy and ocupational therapy may be started. Please consult a neurologist to discuss the present treatment given to her.
469720 tn?1388146349 Physical inactivity and obesity - Being inactive, obese or both can increase your risk of high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease and stroke. So go on a brisk walk, take the stairs, and do whatever you can to make your life more active. Try to get a total of at least 30 minutes of activity on most or all days. What are other, less well-documented risk factors? Geographic location - Strokes are more common in the southeastern United States than in other areas.
Avatar n tn The MRI describes multiple small areas of recent (acute) infarction (tissue decay due to reduced blood supply), no evidence of bleeding (haemorrhage) and multiple long sanding areas of reduced blood supply (ischaemia). The angiography describes a plaque in one of the main arteries supplying the brain (carotid). This is a risk factor for the development of stroke since the plaque could dislodge causing embolism and ischemia.
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 Another consideration is a transient ischemic attack that produces stroke-like symptoms but no lasting damage. With high blood pressure, a blood clot can temporarily clog an artery and part of the brain does not get the blood it needs. The symptoms occur rapidly and last a relatively short time.
Avatar m tn However, if patient has risk factors for post thrombolysis bleeding such as previous heart attack, high blood pressure, old age, fragile condition of blood vessels etc, then the doctor may advise against this treatment. This may be the reason your father was not taken up for thrombolysis. Apart from this, other management for stroke includes maintain the airway, blood pressure and general working of the body.
Avatar f tn A CT scan of the head following acute changes in neurological status is only helpful in specific types of strokes where the patient had an acute bleed into the brain. Some call this a hemorrhagic stroke. If she were to have an infarct or bland stroke, a CT scan done early following the stroke will typically be normal. Therefore a positive CT scan of the head is diagnostic, but a negative CT scan DOES NOT rule out a stroke.
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 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 5, pulse 0f 81, respirations 18, blood pressure 220/135 and came down to 230/109--Labetalol IV brought pressure to 170/90. MRI not performed. The second part of this question deals with medical ethics. The neurologist on the scene asked patient's husband for premission to do an arteriography--in medical terms that husband couldn't understand. Husband asked potential outcome--the neurologist replied "death." There is no explanation of the proceedure or benefit--just death.
1532119 tn?1292314351 t like medications, bananas, fish oil and folic acid help, also you should definitely take aspirin if you had a stroke. I take all of those things since my stroke and they seem to be doing trick, however since you have diabetes, I am not sure of things you should not have?
Avatar n tn I have always had normal blood pressure, 110-120/60-70 until the last few months. My pressure suddenly went up to 150-170/90-110 sometime between March and May of this year. My doctor put me on 160mg Diovan, and the pressure has decreased, but not to my normal levels. I do not smoke (last 5 years) or drink, and exercise regularly (weights). I am not overweight, I am 49 yrs old. I do have atherosclerosis (PAD).
2175879 tn?1338355028 High blood pressure and family history of stroke are major risk for TIAs and stroke. And TIAs are a warning sign that stroke may indeed occur. It is highly recommended that you go for regular follow-up with your attending physician for proper evaluation and management of risk factors to prevent any recurrence of stroke. Take care and do keep us posted.
Avatar m tn m a 30 year old with Fibromyalgia. My family has a history of stroke and high-blood pressure. But my blood pressure has always been great, and was at the ER as well. I started taking Tramadol as a main pain reliever, and recently added a Vicodin on the bad (read: REALLY BAD) days. The ER Dr diagnosed it as a UTI, and told me that it may have been a chemical reaction to the drugs. Originally, I had thought it was Serotonin Syndrome.