Aspirin for stroke prevention in women

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Avatar n tn I am taking an aspirin a day (baby aspirin), diovan/hct for bp and a soy supplement for hot flashes. Should I add a cholesterol medication (which one)? Is aspirin enough? Thanks for your time.
Avatar n tn hello i am med student and i am interested about aspirin and heparin use in prevention of stroke i high risc pregnant patients. Is Aspirin in low doses safe.
Avatar n tn ve already had a heart attack or stroke, or if you have been found by your doctor to be at high or moderate risk for heart attack or stroke, the benefits of taking aspirin can trump the risks. That’s because aspirin acts as an anti-inflammatory and an inhibitor of blood clotting. For those at risk, aspirin is one of the drugs in our arsenal (along with statins, ACE inhibitors, and beta blockers) that can help keep a coronary event from occurring in the first place or recurring.
Avatar n tn sorry to hear about your wife. Keep in mind a PFO does not cause a stroke, but its presence may be a "pathway" for a stroke to occur by allowing blood to flow from the venous system to the arterial system without going through the lungs first. One of the important functions of the lungs, in addition to oxygen exchange, is to filter debris from the venous blood returning to the heart.
Avatar m tn That’s because the studies show that aspirin doesn’t reduce the risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke in healthy people. Furthermore, the potential risk of a cerebral hemorrhage, gastrointestinal bleeding, and ulcers outweighs any heart benefits the aspirin might provide. However, if you've already had a heart attack or stroke, or if you have been found by your doctor to be at high or moderate risk for heart attack or stroke, the benefits of taking aspirin can trump the risks.
976897 tn?1379167602 Hi Ed, Aspirin is indicated to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke in persons who have had a previous heart attack or ischemic stroke, or who are at high risk for these events. The high-risk patient may have any of the following conditions: Previous TIA or Stroke, Chest pain (stable angina), History of heart procedures, such as angioplasty or bypass surgery, Myocardial Infarction, Peripheral vascular disease, and claudication.
Avatar n tn Usually, aspirin therapy is recommended for stroke prevention as long as the benefits outweigh the risks. However, side effects of this should be considered and asked with the treating doctor. Another stroke prevention strategy should be take low-fat diet, limit alcohol, quit smoking, exercise regularly and get your blood pressure monitored every years, especially if high blood pressure history is present in your family. Hope this helps.
Avatar m tn Search for ‘Antiplatelet therapy for secondary prevention of stroke’. Under Aspirin, you will get the details. Good Luck. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar n tn Sorry to hear about your stroke. The data suggests that aspirin a day is enough treatment for your condition. 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.
Avatar n tn It is slightly better than aspirin for prevention of stroke, and not as good in terms of prevention stork as coumadin. It is as likely as aspirin to cause bleeding but less likely than coumadin.
Avatar n tn The ACC guideline recommend using aspirin (81 mg or more) in that group of patients, but the same guideline disclose that In patients younger than 60 y with lone Afib the risk of stroke or embolism is low without treatment and the effectiveness of aspirin for primary prevention of stroke relative to the risk of bleeding has not been established.
Avatar n tn Sorry to hear about your stroke. The data suggests that aspirin a day is enough treatment for your condition. 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.
382218 tn?1341181487 The reduction in cancer deaths for those taking Aspirin resulted in a 12 per cent reduction in deaths not related to the cardiovascular system. "In view of the very low rates of vascular events in recent and ongoing trials of Aspirin in primary prevention, prevention of cancer could become the main justification for Aspirin use in this setting," the researcher wrote.
Avatar n tn I have been on beta blockers, but had my pulse rate react in an adverse way. I am now on 2 adult strength aspirin a day as a stroke preventative. My question is in regard to my pulse rate. I am not a physically active person due to the fatigue associated with the stroke and MVP, and have constant neurological vertigo from the old infarct. My pulse rate has been consistently between 48-55bpm at a resting rate, and rarely goes above 80 when active (working, cleaning house, etc...).
Avatar f tn Primary prevention is a lot less effective than secondary prevention (as judged by the number needed to treat to prevent one stroke per year).Recent guidelines detail the evidence for primary prevention in stroke. Because stroke may indicate underlying atherosclerosis, it is important to determine the patient's risk for other cardiovascular diseases such as coronary heart disease. Conversely, aspirin prevents against first stroke in patients who have suffered a myocardial infarction.
Avatar n tn Sorry to hear about your stroke. The data suggests that aspirin a day is enough treatment for your condition. 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.
Avatar n tn Sorry to hear about your stroke. The data suggests that aspirin a day is enough treatment for your condition. 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.
Avatar n tn On Sept 20 had my second cryptogenic stroke (1st one approx 15 yrs ago) and have PFO and ASA. Second mini stroke was in the right posterior frontal parietal junction cortex 4mm in diameter. Neurologically, I have postural instability (per the neurologist) with the only explanation that this could be related to my left leg weakness from the L4-L5 fusion surgery in 2006. Question: I am concerned about being on Warafin and my instability.
Avatar n tn Until your doctor prescribes you something different to treat this, you should not discontinue use of this as this affects one of your most important organs. Aspirin is used for long term prevention of heart attacks, and is not intended for doing what Plavix does. Book an appointment with your doctor or surgeon and tell them that you are experiencing symptoms.
Avatar m tn Calcium boosts risk of heart attack, stroke for women, study finds https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-checkup/post/calcium-boosts-risk-of-heart-attack-stroke-for-women-study-finds/2011/04/19/AFKcJK5D_blog.
Avatar m tn Does 81mg of aspirin a day sound right for me? Does aspirin greatly increase bleeding times with injuries? And finally, how should I space aspirin and ibuprofen to experience the full effect of aspirin on platelet aggregation? Thank you in advance for your thoughts and suggestions.
Avatar n tn Sorry to hear about your stroke. The data suggests that aspirin a day is enough treatment for your condition. 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.