Acute stroke definition

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Avatar n tn My 55 yr old mother had a "massive" hemorrhagic stroke Feb. 18/05. 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.
1299318 tn?1377812519 I have one moment when did a CT scan that I ''woke'' up for a minute. They thought stroke, tumor etc. Good news is it's all fine. Everything is perfect. Neurologist diagnosed transient global amnesia. I surely believe it's related to the workout at the gym and dehydration. As I had also cramps at some later stages I have started to take magnesium, calcium and vitamins. I haven't had it since. I also make sure to have energy before I go and have something to eat.
Avatar f tn My father has COPD and one month ago due to brain stroke ( stroke coverd his right side) he got paralised in LHS. suddnly his COPD attack increses and he put in to artificial ventilation. but within 32 hours he got out of it. After that he live nicely but every 2-3 days he got spazum and needed to gave oxygen supply with bipap. Doctor (Chest Specialist) was always telling that his lungs are weak but not that much which causes frequent spazum.
Avatar m tn What is the definition of acute Atrial fibrillation? Is it related to duration or symptoms? How the atrial fibrillation with fast ventricular rate should be treated in hemodynamically stable patients? What are the choices available? How the patient with acute ischemic stroke & atrial fibrillation with fast ventricular rate should be treated? Will the medicines controlling the heart rate not lower down the blood pressure, resulting in worsening of stroke?
Avatar n tn I had a problem with my left foot and leg going numb and I had to drag them back to the office. I did the stroke quiz and it didn't seem to be that. It lasted for about 3 hours and them passed. I had an mri done and the report stated that ventricles are normal in size. Scattered white matter lesions are seen bilaterally. No atrophic changes are are seen. No Mass is evident. No evidence of acute infarct on the diffusion weighted imaging. No abnormal enhancement is seen.
Avatar n tn Infarct: An area of tissue death due to a local lack of oxygen.) - Flow voids in the major intracranial vessals are present. - No abnormal extraaxial fluid collections. - CFS spaces are normal for age. - No hydrocephalus - Mild burden of presumed chronic small vessel ischemic in the periventricular white matter adjacent to the lateral ventricles bilaterally. - No abnormal parenchymal or meningeal enhancement. No masses.
Avatar m tn Elevated MPV basically means that your platelets are larger than "normal" -- which can be because your body has recently made new platelets, and by definition, "young" platelets are larger than "mature" platelets. As the platelets mature, the size shrinks and the MPV will likely decrease.
Avatar m tn The length of time the symptoms lasted however makes me wonder whether the one the night you were drinking was a TIA or Acute stroke-which has the same symptoms, but symptoms last longer than 24 hours. TIA's are Big Warning signs that the person needs to change their lifestyle, diet, exercise, smoking, drinking, lower high blood pressure etc. or risk having a major stroke that generally includes the same symptoms that usually doesn't go away and does not aways show up on MRI or CT scan.
Avatar f tn There is no evidence of an acute infarct id'd. Would you be so kind as to give me your overall impression of these results? I am hard pressed to find a definition that I understand of cystic encephalomalacia - what is it, and what is the prognosis. I am a 46 yo female pretty much in good health.
559187 tn?1330786456 1. Is there any possibility that anything new will show up in less than 3 months especially since he said we don't need to use contrast this time? and 2. Is it true that if we are going through something acute that an MRI can't detect lesions through inflammation? You guys are so smart and I've learned so very much from you. I hope soon I will be able to help someone too! Thanks.
Avatar f tn ” There is no definition of M.E. that they recognise, not the Ramsay definition or the 2003 Canadian definition, despite the documented M.E.epidemics, testable abnormalities, and compelling evidence of enteroviralcontagion and severe neurological and systemic dysfunction.
Avatar m tn Hi I had heart attack during July 1996(14 years back at the age of 38) and it was diagonised as Acute myocordial infarction (Anteroseptal ) and I was treated After one moth of treatment I had a stress test and was tested up to 174 heart rate and my ejection fraction was 53% during echo cardiogram.I continuned with daily 1 tablet of Nitrocontinn for few years. Now past 2 years I have stopped taking the Nitrates and I was regular on excersis(walking/gym) and i never had chest pain since 1996.
Avatar f tn I have told myself this is simply tension and it is focusing in one area. It is acute and lasts seconds, it may however repeat itself multiple times within a short duration. It is not necessarily daily but does happen 3 or more times a week. Initially this was just in my hands, but I am now having the same take place in my feet and toes. Is this crazy? Am I mentally coaxing myself into this? Does anyone else have this same experience?
Avatar m tn We thought he had a stroke. It turned out to be amonia levels due to cirroses. They were at 147. After three days of lactose he made a miraculous recovery. He went into a skill nursing rehab for 2 weeks and was doing great. They think he as some impairment from a mild stroke as well, but his physical therapy was helping. He was sceduled to be released today. On way to pick up I received a call from the facility telling me he was back to the confused state.
307874 tn?1242759398 1. No acute process. 2. Minor periventricular white matter disease probably due to small ischemic disease. 3. No evidence of CNS demyelinating plaquing is noted. Now this is read by my neuro. No radiologist read it. I think maybe I need a stronger mri? What do yall think?
Avatar n tn Your man concerns in the first month or so are going to be seizures and stroke. I have seen even the youngest healthiest people have seizures and stroke in the fist week of stopping xanax cold turkey just b/c they didn't know and doctors did not inform them, making the doctor liable for whatever happened to them.
Avatar n tn Brian Griffin. Pericarditis Acute pericarditis classically presents with progressive, often severe, chest pain over hours. This mechanical pain is typically postural, being worse on lying supine and relieved by sitting forward. It is often pleuritic and aggravated by coughing and swallowing. The pain may radiate to the neck, and less frequently to the arms and back, making differentiation from coronary ischemic pain more difficult.
Avatar n tn (He didnt seem to know how to interpret the data) (They were testing for signs of stroke, I think.) There's a family history of protein 'c' deficiency but my levels are normal. Lately, I have experience slight twitches/spasm/ticks (I really cant tell the difference) more pronounced in both my arms/hands and shoulders. Obviously, the numbness and shaking are constant and the twitching seems to want to be added to the list as well. Baffled, what is all this?
198419 tn?1360245956 It can be sudden in onset and can occur over a period of a couple of hours to being sub acute and happen over a period of 1 to 4 weeks. For me many of my symptoms are very much like what people experience who have MS, especially those who have spinal cord lesions and treatment is the same for my symptoms. Because I have TM and I am stable they just manage the symptoms.
Avatar m tn At the same time that was happening it felt like my brain was going to get a electric shock or something, almost felt like my brain could get a stroke. All of that went away after about 3 weeks of feeling that. I felt fine for about 2 months then i started to get heart palpations. Palpations lasted for about 2 weeks then calmed down and went away.
Avatar n tn this monitor is killing me now with sunglasses on) , the swelling is also now on both sides of my face. They checked me for a stroke when it first started a month ago, when I started having nerve pain down right side arm and my speech was messed up due to "acute right facial weakness" and getting double vision/shaking sensation and out of focus. They have told me now, it is not Bell's Palsy.
12492606 tn?1459877633 PVS's lead to cardiomyopathy which in turn causes EF to goes down and VT. That is definition of heart failure. Yes I agree that we do need to do everything possible to have healthy habits and destress. Take mg and K supplements if that helps. Meditation and yoga if that helps. etc ... Moreover, it will be important to monitor that PVCs don't increase in frequency and that ejection fraction remains in a normal range over time.
469720 tn?1388149949 Individuals who are at risk of a near future heart attack are called vulnerable patient. One way of characterizing this population is to define those with 5% or more risk of heart attack in one year. In other words, in 10 years one out of two vulnerable patients will definitely experience a heart attack.
Avatar n tn It is seen in patients who have had a stroke as well. How old are you? Do you smoke, have high blood pressure etc.? Since they did the MRI I'm sure thats not the case. Lyme Disease is also something to concider. Lupus as well so make sure they are checking all possibilities. Good luck and sorry to hear about the recent episodes!
Avatar dr m tn Untreated obstructive sleep apnea can lead to chronic fatigue, depression, anxiety, weight gain, high blood pressure, heart disease, heart attack and stroke. ____________________________________________ Steven Y. Park, M.D., author of Sleep, Interrupted: A physician reveals the #1 reason why so many of us are sick and tired. Endorsed by New York Times best-selling authors Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Dean Ornish, Dr. Mark Liponis, and Mary Shomon. www.doctorstevenpark.
Avatar n tn It's ok not to know the answer. At the time of the stroke symptoms I had I was using the birth control patch Ortho Evra. I was told by everyone to stop. I did. I haven't had any other kind of episode. No headaches before or after. I had a dull ache in my head while I lost vision and had numbness in my left side in November when I went to the ER. Is there a way to really tell the difference between a TIA and a Complicated headache?
Avatar n tn I see the validity in the nuclear scan being in stress/rest modes. Is it worth the risk of a stroke/heart attack to possibly find the blockage cannot be seen? Maybe this never occurs, but as I stated in my case, they couldn't locate a blocked vein in my case using an angiogram.
Avatar n tn These tests were originally designed for the acute, early phase of the disease. Sometimes people who've had untreated Lyme for a very long time test negative because they're so sick, their immune system is no longer working well, so they aren't creating enough antibodies to detect them. But typically after they've received some antibiotics to get their germ load down, they'll test positive. That's why getting with a Lyme doctor is important. Regular docs may not know this. 2.
847433 tn?1243013252 This is the definition I found for gliosis. After reading it, it CAN be associated with MS. So your doctor make look at is differently, since he supposedly is looking for MS. definition: Gliosis and neuronal loss in certain brain regions are findings seen in various neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, Korsakoff's syndrome, multiple system atrophy, prion disease, multiple sclerosis (after an acute attack) and AIDS dementia complex.
Avatar m tn as for the cognitive effects, it worried me that a state similar to what appeared during tx in regards to memory and language had emerged months post tx, so, I began taking acetyl l carnitine. it has been studied in relation to alzheimer's and stroke, so what could I loose? after a month, I must say that something is finally "clearing" in my head, it feels subtle, but very noticeable to me, as I am recalling the proper words quicker as well as remembering things better.