Heart stroke causes

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Avatar n tn There are other causes also that cause stroke, one being something called Atrial Fibrillation, which is an irregular heart beat, and this usually caused by high blood pressure, but not always. Other causes of stroke include any conditions that make the blood thick, such as cancers or autoimmune conditions, or inherited disorders.
Avatar m tn Hey guys i believe that i had a mini stroke this past friday but know on eis giving me the time of the day. the doctor was in and out within5 minutes. two of my fingers went numb followed by blurred vision. i went to call 911 and then couldnt speak and also had a hard time thinking. this was also followed my throwing up. since friday ive stuttered a little here and there. any thought as if you think it was a mini stroke?????
Avatar m tn last 6-7 years i have a problem of stroke near to heart, my doctor says that time your heart beat sound is missing and say to me for a cardiac check up, i done comp-lit cardiac check up in 2007 The Baroda Heart Institute, Vadodara, Gujarat, India. my report is nil, cardiology doctor says you have not a heart trouble, he says to me i think gas- acidity or muscular pain. few months ago i feel that strokes again, i check comp-lit cardiac check up in Ahmedabad U.N.
580765 tn?1274922960 I'll add that there are things called TIA's, kind of a mini-stroke that causes some symptoms but then clear up. As Jari mentioned, if your doctors haven't checked for those (such as carotid scans and such) you should be seen. TIA's are often a precursor to the bigger strokes that cause more severe brain damage. Again, I don't know what your doctor was focused on during those tests you mentioned.
Avatar m tn The EF represents a mechanism that helps maintain a balance between the left and right side of the heart. If the left side is out of balance, the left ventricle will dilate to increase stroke volume and stronger contractility to compensate. Not unlike a compensatory increase of the heart rate. A problem develops when there is sustained overcompensation.
Avatar m tn This happens by a system of vasodilation and vasoconstriction coupled with the pumping rate and stroke volume of the heart. Rather than make frequent changes in volume, the body changes the configuration of the total container (all the vessels) and increases the speed at which the resource is renewed.
Avatar n tn Leukoaraiosis in many studies have been shown to predict increased risk of stroke and heart attacks. You may have risk factors that you are not aware of because you haven't been tested recently. If you smoke, stop. Go to your family doctor and have your blood pressure and cholesteral panel checked. If you are overweight, try to lose some weight. If you do not exercise, start.
Avatar m tn Over many, many years, with high blood pressure and being very overweight, the inside of your ventrical gets thicker, and the volume inside therefore decreases, decreasing stroke volume and causing your heart rate to become higher and your heart then has to work harder to pump the same amount of blood, which over many years causes the ventricular walls to stiffen. I hope that clarifies some of it.
Avatar n tn low cardiac output (CO is heartrate for one minute times stroke volume)....low CO causes low blood pressure. Hope this provides a perspective, and you may want to consult your doctor for an evaluation. Thsnjks for the question and if you have any further questions or comments you are welcome to respond.
Avatar f tn he has been suffering from erectile disfunction since his stroke in 2004. My mother in-law is concerned about his penis because it is reseeding in, to the point that when he needs to use the washroom that his wife needs to help with they both have a difficult time trying to get it out in time since he has little controll over is bladder. I was wondering what causes this and if there is anything that can help him.
Avatar f tn Don't you realize even at 19 with high blood pressure thar You can have a stroke or heart attack?! It's Very serious. You could ruin your whole life or lose it just by ignoring your high blood pressure!! Get on the ball- start the diet they told you to get on - its not that bad you will see. Most of all you must bring your salt intake down! There are low sodium products that you won't even notice the difference.
Avatar m tn Thank you very much for your answer.
Avatar f tn However, patients of this age can still and do have TIAs and strokes. In this age group, causes of stroke can include vascular malformations (such as AVMs or cavernous angiomas), emboli from the heart, a hypercoagulable state (a tendency to form clots), oral contraceptives, vasculitis (inflammation of the blood vessels in the brain), certain metabolic disorders etc.
Avatar n tn My 81 year old father had 5 mini strokes during a proceedure on his lungs in Dec 2007. The gel they used leaked through a small (unknown) hole in his heart and caused the strokes. He went through rehab and was able to come home walking, talking and eating. About 4 weeks ago, he had a UTI that went undiagnosed for almost 3 wks and became dehydrated and had to go back to the hospital.
Avatar f tn Can too much alcohol consumption cause a stroke? Both of my parents have suffered mild strokes (in both cases effecting one eye) They both drink straight vodka daily. Probably a 16 oz glass filed with ice then vodka poured in.
Avatar m tn And sometimes there are no known risk factors as was the case with my stroke at age 56. So don't blame yourself or the doctors. Just know the symptoms of a stroke, because in most cases, if you get the person to the hospital within 3 hours, the sooner the better, they can reverse most of the stroke effects. Strokes can be very disabling and often kill. I know it's hard to take your mother's outcome. You take care.
Avatar n tn However, their were inverted beats noticed and told me that I probably had a prior heart attack or mild stroke. However, the flip-flops can last a month with nothing in between and now again, flip-flops..I know I should be evaluated by a cardiologist but my primary feels he can monitor my problems...Do you think I should follow-up with a cardiologist? What are flip-flops?
Avatar n tn in jan my mom died and after her funeral i had a panic attack. right after the heart palputions the right side of my head felt weak.then my arm then my leg n foot..my whole right side was veryyy weak!(and stood weak for weeks!!!) the next day i went to the e.r and they addmitted me for signs of a stroke.i had 2 cts and alot of bloodwork.my cts came back normal.the dr told me to get an mri with contrast.i followed up with my doctor a few weeks later.
Avatar n tn A COUPLE MONTHS PASSED AND I BEGAN HAVING HEART PALPITATIONS, PAIN IN BOTH ARMS AND CHEST AND WAS HAVING DIFFICULTY BREATHING. I WAS REFERRED TO A CARDIOLOGIST ONLY AFTER BEGGING. A FEW TESTS WERE RUN AND EVERYTHING SEEMED TO BE OK. I AM STILL HAVING THE SYMPTOMS AND NOW HAVE A CONTINUOUS HEADACHE. MY ARMS ARE STILL HURTING AND I HAVE NUMBNESS AND "TINGLING" IN MY ARM AND LEG. WHAT SHOULD I DO?!! I'M DESPERATE FOR HELP.
Avatar n tn Hi -- I wanted to let the list know that a PFO (a congenital hole in the heart) can sometimes be the cause of a cerebellar stroke -- it happened to me. I'm 47 and had an operation 3 yrs. ago -- after the surgery I had 3 days of intense vomiting. 2 wks. later I had a cerebellar stroke -- the symptoms were vomiting, vertigo, and complete loss of balance. The ambulance got me to the ER, and the ER drs. at my NYC hospital were great.
Avatar n tn MY HUSBAND WHO IS 48 YRS OLD HAD A STROKE ON 1-22-06. AFTER TURNING HIS HEAD TO THE RIGHT AND CRINGING HE LOST FEELING IN THE RIGHT SIDE AND HAD A HARD TIME WALKING. FIVE YEARS AGO HE HAD A HEART ATTACK AND HAD 3 STENTS PLACED IN HIS CLOGGED ARTERIES WITH NO FURTHER PROBLEMS. THE DOCTORS NEVER FOUND THE CAUSE OF THE STROKE BUT SAID THAT WE WERE RIGHT WHEN RESEARCHING THAT IT WAS A BOWHUNTER'S STROKE THAT HAS AFFECTED HIS RIGHT SIDE AND HIS EQUILIBRIUM.
Avatar n tn My dad after heart surgery (CABG they called it) got stroke that affected his left side. (4 months before). Now he can walk with or without support but problem is left arm and hand which is not recovered well. Initially he got swelling on hand but its gone now. He complains for pain in arm and hand. If anybody faced same can tell me, how long it takes for hand recovery? What is reason for pain? I will really appreciate. Last question is if electronic therapy is useful or harmful?
233915 tn?1218816727 At the very least your daughter should be tested for a PFO (paten foramen ovale) which is a small hole in the heart that causes many pediatric strokes and be tested for blood clotting disorders. The test for a PFO is a really simple procedure and very important if that was what caused your daughters stroke. I had TIA's misdiagnosed as migraines for a long time before I had a few strokes when I was 18.
Avatar m tn This progression is getting me worried that there is a blockage in artery to heart thus damage to the heart muscle is continuing. Would these tests and numbers indicate a cardiac cath is in order now to dtermine if there is blockage affecting the heart muscle? As a layman I am looking at this saying how will the muscle improve or ejection fraction improve if a blockage is still present.
Avatar n tn For the past two months I have had a condition with many varied symptoms. It began several months ago as simply unexplained fatigue and tiredness (even after several days rest, minor exercise would leave me suddenly wasted). In June I had a "collapse," what I thought was a possible heart attack or stroke. I have been to see a neurologist and MRI was negative.
Avatar n tn Has anybody had wierd dizzy spells? Well I'm just freaked out. Im hoping I don't get a stroke or something. I don't have any chest pains, headaches, numbness. I do suffer from alot of anxiety and depression and having these symptoms make me stress out alot so therefore I panick. I 'am over weight and have a little high cholesterol. Please if anybody is experiencing this symptom and have been diagnosed with something regarding dizziness please let me know. Thank you.
Avatar f tn There are a lot of possible causes for your symptoms including hypoglycemia, seizures, heart problems, etc and you really need to be evaluated to find out what is going on. I urge you to get checked out ASAP- you would not want something like this to happen while you were driving or taking a bath- this could be very dangerous. Good luck.
Avatar n tn She has been on Volteren for years and there is a black box warning on this drug, that says may increase chances of stroke or heart attack. She quit that drug the day she had her stroke. Now she had a seizure and was told it is secondary to the stroke. Is this something that she will continue having? How does she know the difference between the seizure and another stroke? Symptoms seem to be very similar. Do you think the Volteren caused the stroke?
1491640 tn?1291238459 Hi, I am a 23 year old male. I have no family history of heart attack, stroke, heart disease, cancer or any sicknesses related to death. I was a 3 month premature baby., never smoked or did drugs. But anyway, I need expert advice on my heart conditions that I've been feeling. I first felt this feeling in Feb 2010 right before I was diagnosed with Lymes, so I dont know if its part of it maybe?? (Stage 1 Lymes, cured with Dyxecylone).