Acute stroke tpa

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Avatar n tn My grandfather had an ischemic stroke last Friday. The doctors weren't able to use blood thinners because he was outside of the three-hour window. They sent him home and said rehabilitation wasn't possible because of his age (88) and the severity of the diasability (he doesn't recognize family members, has no control of his bladder, and doesn't know the function of household objects such as the telephone). My question is about what's next.
Avatar n tn My dad (age 52) had hist first stroke 4 months ago and it left his left side weakened and his left eye blind. He was walking alright with a cane. Then a month ago he had a 2nd stroke. He did not get tpa because it was out of the 3 hour window. The 2nd stroke left his motor functions disabled. Now he can only look at us and move his lips. The doctor yesterday said he will stay that way permanently because the blood vessel or something back of his brain did not grow around the blocked area.
Avatar n tn My sister-in-law had a hemorrhagic stroke with a intracerebral hemorrhage. This was on May 18th. They have done a Ventriculostomy. The gas man found her in the driveway. We figure it had been somewhere between 20-35 mins. before she was found. They have her in a medically induced coma where they say she will stay for the next 3-4 weeks. Is this normal? Also, they did a cat scan on the 18th, and 19th and we were told the bleeding had stopped.
Avatar n tn After the bleed was found, the blood thinner was halted 3 days post-stroke. He has been in acute rehab for about a week, became dehydrated, and now has developed clots in his legs. His legs are very swollen.
451975 tn?1372332199 My husband gave me an aspirin when he realized I couldn't respond to him and took me to the hospital 5 min. from our home. I was treated as a stroke patient and sent to the downtown Toronto Stroke Centre. Unfortunately, by the time I arrive by ambulance, (about 3 hrs. later), it was too late to administer the 'stroke buster' shot that was planned. After about 4 hours, slowly, I began to regain feeling in my left fingers and forearm.
Avatar n tn The remaining clots would also benefit from the same. Another intervention for acute ischemic stroke is removal of the offending thrombus directly. You could discuss this with your attending doctor. ref:http://en.wikipedia.
Avatar m tn I have had 5 different conflicting reports about what was to happen regarding Coumadin, ranging from total d/c, to hold for 1 week, to hold for 1 day, to resume. TPA was withheld after this stroke, because of GI bleed. Why would it have been OK to give TPA last year after an upper GI bleed when many units of blood were needed, but it was NOT OK for TPA this stroke following colitis with trace blood? Why would Coumadin have been held at all after the colonoscopy?
Avatar f tn Hi, tissue plasminogen activator (TPA), needs to be given within 4.5 hours after stroke symptoms, this restores the blood supply to the affected part, as this had been initiated early its more likely that he may recover most of his functions. As a major area has been affected, it could cause edema and consequent effects. As the swelling and inflammation subsides and the blood supply is restored well, he should improve, until then he needs to be monitored.
Avatar n tn I am a 31 year old female and had a stroke as a result of a sagittal sinus venous thrombosis almost one year ago. They did not give me much chance at survival, but I did pull through. I have made a tremendous recovery. I have been on Coumadin for the past 11 months. All my blood tests have come back negative. My neuro and radiologist were hoping that my body would absorb the remain clot in time.
534785 tn?1329595808 No evidence of acute transcortical infarct or intracranial hemorrhage. No intra-or extra-axial fluid collections. The basal cisterns are open. The calvarium is intact and there is no evidence of acute fracture. Visualized sinuses, mastoid air cells, and middle ear cavities are clear. Orbits are unremarkable. Impression: Focal region of hypodensity in the central pons, which may represent artifact. A lesion in this region would not explain the patient's symptoms.
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469720 tn?1388149949 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. The following lists some of the commonly asked questions What is Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)? Deep vein thrombosis, commonly referred to as "DVT", occurs when a blood clot, or thrombus, develops in the large veins of the legs or pelvic area.
Avatar n tn A lot of research on new stroke drugs is being done, and of course you've heard of tPA, a drug to break up the immediate blockage and restore blood flow. Unfortunately these drugs are for acute stroke (usually within three hours, some trials of drugs extend this to six to twelve depending on the trial).
Avatar n tn Thank You So Very Much For Your Kind Assistance, Kim Petersen ________ A lot of research on new stroke drugs is being done, and of course you've heard of tPA, a drug to break up the immediate blockage and restore blood flow. Unfortunately these drugs are for acute stroke (usually within three hours, some trials of drugs extend this to six to twelve depending on the trial).
Avatar n tn My dissection resulted in a stroke and my artery is closed forever. You were lucky! My stroke doc says he sees many dissections in people doing less than what I was doing. Like you, my headache started within a couple of hours of me completing the race. Looking back, I feel that was an indicator that something was not right. As far as exercise goes, no running again. I spin now with a heart rate monitor. I don't let my heart rate go above 150. Have you considered that vs checking bp?