Acute stroke prevention

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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 Unfortunately To date, there have been no studies that have evaluated either the prevention or the management of delirium post-stroke. I agree with the doctors as the time taken for recovery may be in months or even years. But preventing malnutrition and removal of the cause of stroke helps in quick recovery. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
768044 tn?1294227036 This is a question for those of you who currently use a triptan as part of your acute migraine treatment plan: Which of the following Triptans do you currently use? In the comments below, let us know if your triptan is a tablet, an orally disintegrating tablet, a nasal spray or an injection, especially if the triptan is Imitrex, Zomig or Maxalt (as these medications come in multiple delivery methods).
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.
Avatar n tn stroke kd 4/14/1999 (3) stroke CCF Neuro[P] MD, RPS 4/15/1999 (2) Re: stroke kd 4/15/1999 (1) stroke CCF Neuro[P] MD, RPS 4/15/1999 (0)
Avatar n tn stroke kd 4/15/1999 (1) stroke CCF Neuro[P] MD, RPS 4/15/1999 (0)
Avatar n tn stroke CCF Neuro[P] MD, RPS 4/15/1999 (2) Re: stroke kd 4/15/1999 (1) stroke CCF Neuro[P] MD, RPS 4/15/1999 (0)
Avatar n tn Stroke treatment is divided into 3 phases (i.e., prevention, acute treatment, subacute/chronic treatment). Depending upon these phases, the treatment of stroke includes platelet antiaggregants like aspirin, ticlopidine (Ticlid), clopidogrel (Plavix); HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins); antihypertensives; thrombin inhibitors like warfarin and thrombolytics like tissue-type plasminogen activator. Recently a new approach has been used in many hospitals.It is hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
Avatar f tn I am very scared. Please help, what does this mean....IMPRESSION: No acute infarction, intracranial hemorrhage or mass lesion Scattered mild FLAIR hyperintensities in the periventricular and subcortical white matters with migraines, psoas ischemic change, demyelinating disease.
Avatar f tn Calcium blockers and anti-epileptic drugs seem to be best for prevention .NSAIDs or prochlorperazine are gien for acute attacks. Patients with severe headaches need subcutaneous, intravenous, or oral formulations of these drugs. Patients with severe nausea and vomiting at the onset of an attack may respond best to intravenous prochlorperazine Migraine is a chronic neurologic disorder that requires a lifestyle change .
Avatar f tn Though they are of no immediate threat, all these causes, and the presence of ischemic changes can be a risk factor for future stroke. Hence, prevention methods should include a healthy lifestyle, and a combination of diet, exercise, and medicines. Please discuss with your treating doctors. Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you.
Avatar n tn Other causes can include Vitamin B12 deficiency (which can be replaced), stroke (which risk of additional strokes can be minimized), multiple sclerosis (which there are different medications for long term prevention of exacerbations as well as medications for these acute exacerbations), and occasionally tumor (but more commonly in children than adults). Other hereditary causes can occur as well. In all of these cases, physical therapy and walking aids can be very important to prevent falls.
Avatar f tn Though they are of no immediate threat, all these causes, and the presence of ischemic changes can be a risk factor for future stroke. Hence, prevention methods should include a healthy lifestyle, and a combination of diet, exercise, and medicines. Please discuss with your treating doctors. Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you.
Avatar m tn Though they are of no immediate threat, all these causes, and the presence of ischemic changes can be a risk factor for future stroke. Hence, prevention methods should include a healthy lifestyle, and a combination of diet, exercise, and medicines. Please discuss with your treating doctors. Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you.
Avatar f tn Though they are of no immediate threat, all these causes, and the presence of ischemic changes can be a risk factor for future stroke. Hence, prevention methods should include a healthy lifestyle, and a combination of diet, exercise, and medicines. Please discuss with your treating doctors. Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you.
469720 tn?1388149949 As you may have noticed by now, the focus of this forum is cardiovascular disease(CVD) prevention. The statistics speak for themselves. CVD is the leading cause of death in the US and worldwide. Although we have made substantial progress in the development of medications to combat the causes of CVD like high cholesterol, hypertension and diabetes; the rapid proliferation of these diseases virtually negates and medical benefit. In other words, we are treating the consequences, not the cause.
Avatar n tn The Role of C-Reactive Protein How does inflammation relate to heart disease and stroke risk? “Inflammation” is the process by which the body responds to injury or an infection. Laboratory evidence and findings from clinical and population studies suggest that inflammation is important in atherosclerosis (ath”er-o-skleh-RO’sis). This is the process in which fatty deposits build up in the inner lining of arteries.
Avatar f tn Hi Jayashree, There is no role of Citilin in prevention of stroke or seizure.Although there is no harmful effects on longterm uses but there is no added benefit.Better you should discontinue it and it can be stopped all of sudden,no tapering is required.He did not had any TIA after december 2007 probably he is using aspirin,atorvastatin,atenolol regularly.Please continue these drugs. Best wishes.
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.
284078 tn?1282620298 ) He was rapidly losing vision from an attack of acute angle closure glaucoma IN BOTH EYES. That is one of the most significant things that people don't always realize. In my business it is extraoridinarily rare for an acute, severe problem to happen to both eyes unless there is some sort of terrible industrial accident, explosion or facial trauma. Topamax, when it causes this extreme side effects, will almost universally affect both eyes. What is the indicence?
Avatar m tn She pointed out that, ironically, some data suggest cannabis is actually neuroprotective in the acute phase of stroke, the difference between the effect on the vessels and the effect on the neurons. "So at the time of stroke, if you get cannabis in your system it actually protects and limits the amount of brain injury," she said, similar to the observed effects with estrogen.
469720 tn?1388149949 There are ways of predicting unstable plaque in the carotid vessel which causes stroke.
469720 tn?1388149949 A time to educate and inform the public about the risk factors, prevention, identification and treatment of this preventable and potentially fatal process. DVT, simply put, is a blood clot that develops in a deep vein of the body. The most harmful consequence of the development of DVT is that pieces of the clot can break off and migrate to the heart or lungs causing acute difficulty breathing and overwhelming stress on the heart.
Avatar n tn I incurred an embolic stroke 4 years ago...(age then was 44) - several acute cerebral infarctions were noted on the MRI the day of the stroke, with old infarcts noted...."age indeterminate"). The cause of the stroke(s) was never determined. During the first two years of my recovery, I had three TEEs. While it was determined I had no PFO, the first TEE showed mild mitral valve regurgitation. The second TEE (6 months later) showed an increased mitral valve regurgitation.
Avatar f tn I am not sure from your above report if the small vessel stroke on your MRI was acute (new) or old, but a small stroke can sometimes cause significant symptoms depending on its exact location. People with Crohn's disease can have a tendency for blood clotting, and when appropriate should be on a blood thinner such as aspirin. Another possibility is that you were have seizures, not the seizures that cause convulsions, but rather either myoclonus or confusional episodes.
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Avatar f tn Though they are of no immediate threat, all these causes, and the presence of ischemic changes can be a risk factor for future stroke. Hence, prevention methods should include a healthy lifestyle, and a combination of diet, exercise, and medicines. Since you have loss of muscle mass and sensation of limbs, generalized deep vein thrombosis, atherosclerosis and peripheral neuropathies (diabetes or thyroid related or autoimmune) should be ruled out. Please discuss with your treating doctors.
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.