Acute stroke ct

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Avatar f tn If it was a stroke, it would have been an acute attack, so in all probability it would not have showed on the CT on 24th. Let us know about any other doubts that you have, Regards.
Avatar m tn they stated that my medicine levels were within therapeutic range but that I was okay sent me home three days later had a super bad headache my right eye was twitching like crazy and started to drooping also my tounge was still numb and felt weird called the neurologist she sent me to the ER to be checked for stroke symptoms, they did a CT scan and it stated this below do these findings meant some point I have had a stroke....
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 f tn My mother had a watershed stroke while in cardiac arrest. The CT scan notes "There is now evidence for multifocal cortical and right thalamic lesions, having an appearance consistent with areas of early cerebral ischemia/infaction from a global hypoxic event. No acute hemorrhagic transformation detected.
Avatar n tn My husband has been admitted to the hospital with dizziness, paralysis on the left side, and repeating his words. They did a CT scan and said that he didn't have a stroke. What else could this be.
Avatar f tn On a tuesday I had a ct scan of my head due to left side facial drooping and other symptoms. The radiologist says on the report Multiple small Left basal ganglia lanucar infarcts. I am not scheduled for further testing ( ultrasound of caratid arteries and EKG) until 6 days later. My Doctor put me on Plavix and aspirin. but Isn't this a long time to wait for further testing?
Avatar n tn My 75 year-old mother had an acute ischemic stroke a week ago today. She had a frontal parietal infarct that damaged a third of her left hemisphere. She hasn't really regained any level of alertness, though has shown marked improvement every day. Yesterday was the first time she was able to really open her eyes and look at things, though she closes them again after a few seconds. She can hear and move all her extremeties, though the movement is much more limited on her right side.
Avatar f tn hee immediately took me to emergancy where they took a million blood tests heart tests and a ct scan. nothing came up. i flew through all the tests. and they said it was not tia and no need for mri. i have low blood pressure and wonder was it low flow tia. my neck has been hurting me a lot recently too i wonder would that have anything to do with it. i'm very healthy no drink or smoke 46 years old. no history of ms or early stroke in family.
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 She suffered a couple of set backs (pneumonia, bowel blockage, and now the pain) which slowed up her progress. She is currently in a sub-acute facility as the acute one seemed to be a bit much for her. The crying and anger really is upsetting for us, my aunt not normal behavior for her. The worst part of watching all this is not knowing what to do to make it better for her. I have a few questions, if anyone could help I sure would appreciate it. 1.
5589326 tn?1370459774 I had what may have been a small stroke 9 months ago. Is it still possible for tests to detect a stroke or resulting brain damage?
Avatar n 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.
Avatar f tn Weakness, confused speech, etc, as you describe, may be related to a vascular event such as a stroke. CT heads are good in the acute phase particularly if you are concerned about bleeding. However, they are not sensitive in identifying strokes in the acute phase. I would recommend that your friend have an MRI of her/his brain to evaluate further. Additionally, does your friend have any medical history, neurological history of seizures, etc, history of low back pain?
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 Hi, The CT scan is indicated to show prior strokes, bleeds, or signs of acute stroke. Transient ischemic attacks do not usually cause permanent damage in the brain as in stroke. Specialized MRI techniques (perfusion/diffusion imaging) can show changes with this condition. Talk to your doctor about controlling your blood pressure. A low salt diet is highly recommended. Take care and keep us posted.
Avatar f tn Splenomegaly consistent with hypertension. No ascites. 3. Cholelithiasis without CT evidence of acute cholecystitis. 4. Nonobstructing left renal calculus. 5. Sigmoid diverticulosis 6. Anterior pericardial fat 20 x 14 mm nodule consistent with an enlarged lymph node due to inflammation or neoplasticism disease. No additional adenopathy identified. If patient has chest symptoms or if indicated chest cray or CT chest may be helpful to evaluate for lung or chest adenopathy respectively.
Avatar f tn Hello. I was wondering if anyone could help. I am an Occupational Therapy student and I have been giving a case study about man who has had a stroke, which I have to present on Tuesday the 22nd of January 2012. I was just wondering if you could help me clarify something, I would really appreciate it. The man in the case study was admitted to the acute stroke ward via A&E 4 days ago.
Avatar f tn 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. I came home and am still having severe balance problems, can't ride in car..
744637 tn?1250806622 The symptoms of stroke develop very rapidly while the symptoms of complicated migraine develop insidiously. MRI and CT scan in patients of stroke shows the characteristic small vessel ischemic changes. The best treatment for migraine is recognition and avoidance of trigger. Medications like NSAIDS are used to abort acute attacks of migraine. Other medications include butalbital, isometheptene and botox.
Avatar n tn Early CT scans don't show the full impact of cell damage so getting a new set of Images to compare against any taken at the acute phase of your stroke might provide a clearer picture of the areas of injury to your brain.
Avatar m tn 18, Soft plaques seen in proximal LAD and D1 segment. ....You had a CT angiogram and included is a separate procedure a calcium score. The CT angiogram views the channel (lumen) of the vessels for any hard plaque buildup that would cause a narrowing of the vessel for blood flow and if serious could cause symptoms of chest pain, etc. Soft plaque resides between the layers of the vessel To add what others have said.
Avatar n tn The neuro surgeon said it was a large deep bleed in the left side of her brain, apparently she is lucky to have survived it and without surgery. The latest CT scan 3.5 weeks after the stroke the blood has started to re-absorb and swelling is going down. She is currently in a rehab hospital (March 18) with paralysis on the right side (arm and leg) and has aphasyia - she understands us but has a hard time getting her words out (she does put small phases together at times).
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.
Avatar m tn Hi, Delirium is the presenting feature in a few stroke patients, but can complicate the clinical course of acute stroke in up to 48% of cases. Old age, extensive motor impairment, previous cognitive decline, metabolic and infectious complications, and sleep apnoea are all predisposing conditions for delirium. Patients with delirium have longer hospitalizations and a poorer prognosis, and are at increased risk of developing dementia.
301037 tn?1213868178 Computed tomography (CT) or CAT scan, uses a rotating X ray tube and computer to obtain thin sections of the body. It is especially useful in cases of head injury and stroke. It is best investigation to detect acute hemorrhage and calcification anywhere in the body. It is also good to evaluate cortical bone. Although it is non-invasive it uses ionizing radiation. although three dimensional reconstructions are possible it doesnt give direct multiplanar images.
Avatar f tn Hello. I was wondering if anyone could help. I am an Occupational Therapy student and I have been giving a case study about man who has had a stroke, which I have to present on Tuesday the 22nd of January 2012. I was just wondering if you could help me clarify something, I would really appreciate it. The man in the case study was admitted to the acute stroke ward via A&E 4 days ago.
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 n tn On the following day after she has had a migraine she complains of her face being sore in the area where the pain originated. She has a very acute sense of smell and often complains of smelling mildew in our home, therefore i considered some sort of toxic mold, however with this last and most acute exacerbation, she was in Ohio visiting family. A few years back a fasting blood sugar revealed impaired glucose metabolism with a blood glucose level of around 117.
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".