Acute stroke with atrial fibrillation

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351404 tn?1299492730 I have been diagnosed with bradycardia and atrial fibrillation and will soon be given a dual chamber permanent pacemaker. I notice that in the doctor's reply it was said that a pacemaker didn't treat AF. This has confused me since my understanding of a pacemaker is that it gives you a regular sinus heartbeat and that arrhythmias would be a thing of the past. If it doesn't treat arrhythmia, then what use is it?
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 f tn in few with sever disease, problems with memory and cognitive function may result. My guess is that with the history of atrial fibrillation (which carries a risk for stroke) and the new onset dizziness, your physician was concerned about a stroke. Based on the imaging report, there do not seem to be any fixed problems in the brain suggesting a stroke which could be responsible for her symptoms.
Avatar n tn I saw another post about atrial fibrillation and stomach gas possible association or connection. I too have the same thing so it may not be all in your head if your suspect this to be the case. Most dr.'s think your crazy or never heard of this when you even suggest it. Thats whats wrong with most dr's atleast in my experience in that they don't think outside the box enough possibly because this is what they learned.
Avatar f tn I was told that my elderly mom had a major stroke, first by a clot, they have said.. and then another issue days later(?) cause by an atrial fibrillation. Now they say the situation is critical... R sided stroke, and my mom hasn't really regained consciousness. her MRI shows one major stoke, and then a subsequent one caused by bleeding. Mannitol given and swelling of the brain has greatly subsided. Reacts to painful stimuli, by moving toes, when pinched under the arm. NG tube in place.
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.
1069105 tn?1256704012 ) 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 He has atrial fibrillation and has been put back on coumadin. He walks with a walker, but is unbalanced and may fall causing another stroke. A gait belt is used to steady him when he walks. He is overweight, tall, and suffers from diabetes. He has regained much of his speech ( occasional aphasia), his right hand has ataxia, but is not paralyzed. He is still vital and seems quite strong. His attitude is very good and hopeful. And his mind seems to have retained memory and intelligence.
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 n tn Although he has not gotten back to where he was prior to the stroke, he is at home with my mom and doing OK. He still cannot walk, but he continues to improve. It is a long road through recovery We had to have alot of fights with therapists/insurance company's/etc to get continued therapy, but is was well worth the fight. Good luck. If you have any question along the way, this forum is a great source for answers...
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)
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Avatar n tn I know that it sounds like you should have treatment such a coumadin but since you only have 50% blockage, the aspirin is the best choice. If you have comorbid atrial fibrillation then coumadin would be the medication of choice. How is the other carotid? Yes, CCF : : takes medicare. From what you tell on the posting, aspirin is the choice for your condition and state of occlusion. Sincerely, CCF Neuro[P] MD : Hi, : I am not a doctor. Just a person like yourself.
Avatar n tn I know that it sounds like you should have treatment such a coumadin but since you only have 50% blockage, the aspirin is the best choice. If you have comorbid atrial fibrillation then coumadin would be the medication of choice. How is the other carotid? Yes, CCF : : : takes medicare. From what you tell on the posting, aspirin is the choice for your condition and state of occlusion. : Sincerely, : CCF Neuro[P] MD : : Hi, : : I am not a doctor. Just a person like yourself.
Avatar n tn I know that it sounds like you should have treatment such a coumadin but since you only have 50% blockage, the aspirin is the best choice. If you have comorbid atrial fibrillation then coumadin would be the medication of choice. How is the other carotid? Yes, CCF : : : : takes medicare. From what you tell on the posting, aspirin is the choice for your condition and state of occlusion. : : Sincerely, : : CCF Neuro[P] MD : : : : Hi, : : : I am not a doctor.
1069105 tn?1256704012 ) 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.
1069105 tn?1256704012 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 (cause unknown), 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 Aspirin.
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 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 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.
Avatar n tn It's somewhat technical but you may find it helpful. --------------------------------------------------------------- ATRIAL FIBRILLATION ABLATION, WHICH APPROACH IS BEST - LINEAR, FOCAL, SEGMENTAL OR CIRCUMFERENTIAL? Christopher R. Cole,M.D. Andrea Natale, M.D. Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA Introduction Over the past 5 years there has been a paradigm shift in the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF).
Avatar n tn a number of major arteries in the head and neck) or from a thrombus (i.e. a blood clot) in the heart due to atrial fibrillation Other reasons include excessive narrowing of large vessels due to an atherosclerotic plaque and increased blood viscosity due to some blood diseases. TIA is related with other medical conditions like hypertension, heart disease (especially atrial fibrillation), migraine, cigarette smoking, hypercholesterolemia, and diabetes mellitus.
Avatar m tn Recurrent brain infarcts are caused by polycythemia vera, sickle cell disease, atherosclerosis, heart disease like atrial fibrillation, diabetes, hyperviscosity syndromes, smoking, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, septicemia etc. All these result in either narrowing or a brain blood vessel or its occlusion by a clot. Total stroke care which involves maintaining respiration, taking care of heart function, reducing brain edema, thrombolysis etc help the patient recover.
Avatar n tn About a month ago I had the following symptoms. My doctor has diagnosed it as a TIA. He believes I had it as a result of a virus. Any advice or suggestions as to what you think it could have been and what I should do next would be appreciated. I am a 42 yr old female with no history of headaches or heart problems. I was feeling great until the night before by TIA. The night before I had a headache that I considered "weird.
Avatar m tn We know cannabis causes palpitations such as atrial fibrillation, and atrial fibrillation is strongly associated with stroke. We also know that cannabis causes constriction of brain vessels," Barber said. He said his next step is to conduct a similar study where he is able to adjust for tobacco use. The results of the study are particularly important, he said, because pot smoking is generally considered benign, and several states in the U.S. have legalized it in one form or another.
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Avatar n tn I am 53 and have been athletic all my life. I have had numerous bouts with atrial fibrillation, an arrythmia which would be triggered by vigorous exercise. Needless to say, I too experienced a combination of depression and panic. You need to have the arrhythmia identified (for example, with a Holter monitor) and treated (drugs are not the only option). In my case, a rf ablation successfully removed the arrhythmia.
Avatar n tn all the feedback i got at the er is that if no underlying heart problems are present its just an annoyance and nohing they can do and poses no threat of stroke at my age and also that it was only a short attack i converted with iv meds in 1 hour,my big prob is that it kind of consumed my life and my kids and wife are always telling mw to stop worrying but i cant,should this problem be shrugged off i dont want to turn into a mumbling idiot worrying all my free time away?
1298588 tn?1330322581 Yes, hard to answer and very individual. To understand how this works, remember this: When you have high blood pressure, the heart answers by thickening its walls, just like any other muscle (so-called hypertrophy). When you have high heart rate (chronic) the heart answers by dilating the chambers (because it must pump so much blood and trying to adjust by increasing chamber side, which is not a good solution at all).