Acute stroke with atrial fibrillation

Common Questions and Answers about Acute stroke with atrial fibrillation

stroke

Avatar m tn //www.everydayhealth.com/health-report/atrial-fibrillation-and-stroke/diet-tips-for-afib.aspx?
Avatar n tn My mother recently suffered an acute stroke after a mini-stroke two weeks earlier. While at the hospital the neurologist told our family that had they known she had atrial fibrillation in her first mini-stroke, they would have prescribed coumadin and the acute stroke would likely have been prevented. I was told by a geriatric nurse practitioner friend that they should have done the Holter EKG rather than the short EKG as it would have detected the atrial fibrillation.
Avatar m tn The risk of stroke with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and persistent atrial fibrillation is equal. The CHADS2 risk score is used to determine appropriateness of coumadin for atrial fibrillation patients for stroke risk reduction. it stands for: Congestive heart failure Hypertension Age greater than 75 Diabetes Stroke. If you have stroke, it is worth 2 points, the other risk factors are worth one.
Avatar m tn 00 AM
Avatar m tn However, pooled data from randomized trials show that coumadin reduces the risk of stroke from 4.5 percent to 1.4 percent per year in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation and no history of stroke or transient ischemic attack.
Avatar n tn Atrial fibrillation for 10 hours from 5am
Avatar m tn I had a stroke 5 yrs ago and have suffered with Atrial Fibrillation since the stroke.
Avatar n tn What should have been the standard of care at the ER for a mid-70 year old female who had a stroke? Patient had greater than 1-year history of chronic atrial fibrillation, managed with Lanoxin daily. Coumandin theraphy discontined 6-months prior to stroke. On the night of the stroke, patient transported to hospital ER in less then 1-hour. Noncontrast cranial CT showed no acute infraction, hemorrhage or subdural hematoma.
529315 tn?1213625013 Hi all, I am a 48 year old female from the UK and just thought that I would write down all of my disturbances and perhaps it might just make them feel a little less important to me. 3 years ago I had a catheter ablation for ectopic beats. It was not a nice procedure to endure 4 hours awake on a theatre table and a whole lot of pain afterwards but I did and here I am now. The procedure did cure me of the probelm which was making me pass out quite a lot.
1069105 tn?1256700412 ) In 5/09, while hospitalized due to methyldopa induced cholestasis, she was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation. In 8/09, 14 days into Warfarin therapy, she fell, suffering a skull fracture causing an acute subarachnoid and subdural hemorrhage. She was initially paralyzed on her left side. She recovered almost 90% after 3 weeks. On our request, she was switched from Warfarin to 100mg Aspirin. In 12/09, she had an open cholecystectomy due to acute cholecystitis with pigmented gallstones.
Avatar f tn Generally healthy, pregnant 23 year old with persistent atrial fibrillation, but not on blood thinners or any medication. Delivered one healthy 1 and 1/2 year old son, am expecting second child in January, 2010. ... [More] For someone so young with no other health issues, and untreated persistent atrial fibrillation: 1) what is stroke likelihood in labor? 2) is other medical intervention always indicated during labor for the atrial fibrillation, or can it just be monitored?
Avatar n tn With regards to the clotting. There is an increased stroke risk for patients in atrial fibrillation. In A fib, the atria do not contract efficiently and blood can form clots. These clots can leave the heart and cause a stroke when they lodge in the brain. The CHADS2 scoring system is a way to assess the annual stroke risk for a patient in atrial fibrillation, based on other risk factors.
Avatar n tn I am a 37 YOA male diagnosed with cardiomyopathy and atrial fibrillation in September 1997. A cardioversion attempt (4 shocks) in November failed to convert me to a sinus rythem. My question is two-fold: first, what more can be done about the atrial fibrillation to attempt to convert it and second, if I cannot convert the rythem how might this effect my bout with congestive heart failure? Thanks for the help!
1299944 tn?1304793305 l Atrial fibrillation induced heart failure ,causing weight gain and swelling.
Avatar n tn An frequent EKG finding that is associated with stroke is new onset atrial fibrillation. This is a disorganized, irregular heart beat that allows blood to clot inside the heart, and then these clots can travel to the brain causing a stroke. This EKG pattern is often found when a patient presents with stroke (usually embolic) but the EKG pattern does not result from the stroke, the condition of atrial fibrillation caused the stroke. I hope this has been helpful.
1723161 tn?1309771519 1. Does her newly discovered paroxysmal atrial fibrillation caused her stroke in the past few years? 2. Does her mild tricuspid regurgitation caused her atrial fibrillation? 3. Since my mother has mild tricuspid regurgitation, is it ok to use Pradaxia as anticoagulant?
1069105 tn?1256700412 ) In 5/09, while hospitalized due to methyldopa induced cholestasis, she was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation. In 8/09, 14 days into Warfarin therapy, she fell, suffering a skull fracture causing an acute subarachnoid and subdural hemorrhage. She was initially paralyzed on her left side. She recovered almost 90% after 3 weeks. On our request, she was switched from Warfarin to 100mg Aspirin. In 12/09, she had an open cholecystectomy due to acute cholecystitis with pigmented gallstones.
Avatar n tn Dear David, Firstly, the paroxysmal atrial fibrillation needs to be addressed, because a fair amount of atrial fibrillation with an abnormal atrial size poses a significant stroke risk for the patient and a 66 yo with p.atrial fib. intermixed with bradycardic episodes is only going to get worse not better REGARDLESS of medications. Many patients with atrial fibrillation 'feel fine' and never even know the heart rate is abnormal.
Avatar n tn Patient had greater than 1-year history of chronic atrial fibrillation, managed with Lanoxin daily. Coumandin theraphy discontined 6-months prior to stroke. On the night of the stroke, patient transported to hospital ER in less then 1-hour. Noncontrast cranial CT showed no acute infraction, hemorrhage or subdural hematoma. Patient had history of transit hemispheric ischemia 12-months ealier with complete neurological resolution.
Avatar n tn If it is atrial tachycardia or another SVT, they do not increase your risk of stroke. The risk of stroke with atrial fibrillation increases depending on the number of risk factors you for stroke (heart failure, hypertension, age greater than 75, diabetes, previous stroke). Ask your doctor if you have atrial fibrillation. 4. Does this condition ever get better on its own or will it keep getting worse? It does not usually get better on its own. 5.
Avatar m tn People with atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter usually need an atrial fibrillation ablation (pulmonary vein isolation -- PVI) if they have symptomatic arrhythmias that are refractory to anti arrhythmic medicines like flecainide or propafenone. This can be done because a PVI is anatomically based. If the left sided rhythm is atrial flutter, you need to be in left atrial flutter to map the arrhythmia and ablate it.
Avatar f tn Alcohol use could predispose to ischemic stroke, and intracerebral and subarachnoid hemorrhage via multiple mechanisms (for example via hypertension, atrial fibrillation, rebound thrombocytosis and platelet aggregation and clotting disturbances). The drugs most commonly associated with stroke are cocaine, amphetamines causing hemorrhagic stroke, but also over-the-counter cough and cold drugs containing sympathomimetics.
Avatar n tn Today I went to the cardiologist for a routine cheeckup and was told that I am in atrial fibrillation with rate of 120. The M.D. put me on Coumadin and Lanoxin immediately and I am scheduled for a cardiac ultrasound tomorrow. In the mean time, I am scared that I will have a stroke any minute. What should I be looking for and should I remain calm with no exercise or activity. Pleassse respond ASAP, I am a wreck! Also the doctor mentioned cardioversion if these medications fail.
Avatar n tn The disorder is usually controllable with treatment. Atrial fibrillation may become a chronic condition. Atrial flutter is usually a short-term problem. Complications: incomplete emptying of the atria which can reduce the amount of blood the heart can pump emboli to the brain (stroke) or elsewhere--rare Calling your health care provider: Call your health care provider if symptoms indicate atrial fibrillation or flutter may be present.