Hope hospital acute stroke unit

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Avatar f tn Hi there, I was discharged from a stroke unit in the uk yesterday after having a mini ischaemic stroke which I was frombolised for. When I was first admitted my troponin levels were at 365, dropping to 190 over a 4 day period. I'm unsure of the level now but I imagine it's lower. But I know healthy people are supposed to have no reading. I'm a 29 year old, otherwise healthy female - no drinking smoking or drugs. No history of strokes in the family.
Avatar f tn The problem in this case is that because the ICU/CCU unit she was transferred , wants us to transfer her to an acute care long term hospital. I guess thats because while they admit that she is stable, for all intents and purposes right now, they are no longer giving the Mannitol to reduce brain swelling. . That coupled with the fact that she is still totally unresponsive ( still), has led them to be almost rude and forceful with my sister re: my mom.
Avatar m tn If you see a mental change in your family member and the CT scan is ok make sure their sodium levels are fine, and ask for a copy of their recent labs. Don’t let the hospital push them out before they are ready. With a stroke, the sooner you get rehab the better, but rehab wont be of any use if they have other medical conditions being ignored. My mom has come a long way in 3 months.
Avatar m tn My Mom had a massive stroke on 10/7/14 and was awake for a while, enough for all of us to get to the hospital (she was currently in the hospital for blood treatment). She was having her stroke and trying to communicate to us, etc, and it was really difficult to watch.. as well to write this :( She then fell asleep... what we though was sleeping, but she was really falling into a coma. We were told she would never wake up.
Avatar f tn Hello and welcome. Sorry about your husband's stroke! Is he in the hospital? What would be helpful is if you knew if he had an ischemic stroke (from a blood clot) or a hemorrhagic stroke (caused by a burst or torn blood vessel). If you aren't sure which, this is a good question for his doctor. When weakness is on the right side of the body, that means the stroke occurred on the left side of the brain.
1431003 tn?1283341073 Still not passed his swallow test though. When I left him at the hospital the night of the stroke he could still move his left arm and leg quite well but now nothing. He is only 56 does not smoke or drink and quite fit and very active. He was very sleepy for the first 3 days but yesterday was more alert and was in very high spirits talking about the things and places he wants to go and see. It breaks my heart to think that this might not come true.
Avatar f tn He is still very aware and conscious. Is there hope or rehabilitation for pons stroke patient and what advise can you give the family. He is being considered for home care facility.
Avatar n tn Rehab people connected with hospital came by and put on their notes that he was not ready for acute rehab and would not follow directions (although he did part of the time --- unclear whether he could and didn't or just couldn't follow their directions). The medical personnel just seem to have little empathy for his situation. Their notes have caused another rehab facility to turn him down. They want us to take him to skilled nursing and we are afraid he will really give up then.
Avatar m tn Sir my mother recently admitted to hospital with recent CT scan report showing the impressions of 'Old lacunar infarct in left corona radiata' & 'Acute nonhemorrhagic left perisylvian and deep frontal white matter infarct (MCA territory). She had a mild stroke 4 years before on the right side and she is visiting the hospital every 1 or 2 months regularly to physician and he use to suggest the warf, etc.
Avatar n tn Rapid assessment of acute ischemia is critical for the management of acute stroke patiens who may benefit from thrombolytics or neuroprotective therapeutics. Differentiation of acute from chronic stroke, which may all appear hyperintense on T2- Weighted Imaging(T2WI ), is essential in determining the management of patiens.
Avatar n tn 41yr old female presents to stroke unit with left side arm/leg weakness. Physiotherapist not convinced it is a stroke. dragging left leg and left arm in a contracted position. C.T and M.R.I are negative, doplar also negative. Blood pressure and chlorestrol normal, however does have a raised E.S.R. Awaiting angiogram.
Avatar n tn I used to have to go to the hospital a lot for my severe migraines before I had a successful acute treatment plan. Once the pain is bad enough to go to the hospital, there can sometimes be very little they can do other than give you enough drugs to knock you out. The first line of acute treatment for migraines are triptans. The majority of migraine patients should have a fast-acting triptan as part of their acute treatment plan.
Avatar f tn His stroke happened in the waiting room of the ER in which they started the t-PA drip right away to dissolve the blood clot.From there he was transported to another hospital with a neuro dept.At that hospital we were told that he would never be the same,etc.His wife wanted to give my brother a chance and consulted with the rest of family to go ahead and remove left bone flap to prevent further damage to brain because of the swelling.
Avatar n tn For anyone that has had a family member, friend, loved one that has had this kind of stroke and or any doctors that can give us any information, hope, and direction. If you have any information,please email us ***@****. Thank you in advance!
Avatar f tn My mom, 66 years old, suffered a big ischemic stroke on the left side of her brain 2 weeks ago on January 30th, 2013. We were lucky that my brother was home when it happened and called 911. She was in the ER within 35 minutes of the time it happened. Three hours passed before we were told that yes, she was indeed a candidate to receive TPA in order to help dissolve the clot. The stroke left her right side paralyzed and she also has difficulty with her speech and swallowing.
Avatar f tn anyways my question is about acute relapses i awoke at approx.
190885 tn?1333025891 s really not as bad as you imagine -- so says my husband, anyway. In his experience, it was closer to 90 or 120 minutes per unit... he had 2 pints twice, and first time was about 4 hours, 2nd time took closer to 3 hours. If you mean from the time they order it until they actually transfuse you, the first time it was next day, 2nd time it was 48 hours. Hope that helps, and good luck! ~eureka PS... It helps you feel better SO much faster!
Avatar f tn After spending 8 days in the hospital getting my heart back into sinus rhythm (3 cardioversions + Tikosyn) I am back to Afib (off the Tikosyn) and have a 'normal' heart rate of 100 now. I presently take Lisinopril, Digoxin, Warfarin, and Carvedilol. Is 'my present condition' truly something that should not cause concern to me. Isn't being in constant AFib causing my chances of a stroke to rise considerably???
Avatar n tn She went to the hospital 15 minutes after it occurred.(Immediately) She knew who I was when I arrived to the hospital and has not spoken since. She moves her right arm but the nurses can't command her to do it when they ask. How long did it take your relative to speak? Did they move your relative to a facility after it occurred?
984963 tn?1248824964 Hi, There are a few possibilities like brain abscess, brain infection or stroke which can cause headache with paralysis and should be looked into if they have not been ruled out already. Though, it is difficult to give an opinion without a clinical exam and looking at the reports. The next few days will be important and she should be observed closely for any worsening or improvement of symptoms. The earlier you can consult a neurologist the better it will be. Hope this helps!
Avatar f tn Finally they were able to get them to quit using 4 different kinds of meds along with phenobarbital. He has recently been moved to an acute care hospital where they started to lower and finally stop the phenobarbital all together. He is no longer having siezures, but he isn't waking up. He will open his eyes for brief periodsummary of time, but that is it. He is able to move his right arm and has been moving that alot more. We are now going on 79 days this way.
Avatar n tn The next day he woke up with the same symptoms as the stroke 6 years ago and we assumed he had another stroke. The MRI, CTScan shows no new stroke, but his symptoms continue and he doesn't seem to be getting much better. He has lost his job due to the memory loss issues. Any thoughts on what could have happened? We are seeing a neuropsychologist.
Avatar m tn Hi all, its now been 2 weeks since my father had a stroke. We managed to get him onto the stroke specialist unit on monday which was brilliant news as the care there is 10 times better than on the general medical ward. He had a really bad dry mouth and started to get a few ulcers. They have totally sorted out his mouth and he generally looks much more healthier. That is the good news...
Avatar f tn Luckily we managed to plead with her and get her to hospital the following day and admitted to medial assessment unit. Doctor advised she has cirrhosis and acute alcohol hepatitis and will not be eligible for a liver transplant as she is extremely poorly. We found out she had been drinking heavily for approx 12 years and more recently over a litre of vodka a day.
Avatar f tn In my experience, in the early days in the hospital after my husbands stroke on the right temporal lobe, he had very vivid hallucinations which we thought were normal part of recovery. Some doctors told us yes, others told us it was common with urinary tract infections (catheters can cause this) and finally, correctly, the culprit was Keppra, the anti seizure medication they had him on. Once that was out of his system the hallucinations and false memories stopped.
Avatar m tn At the other hospital there were only 2 showers for the entire unit. (I think that was the only weird part about that hospital stay.) Sometimes the other patients will yell a little or cry, but ya know... it is a unit for psych. patients. If you are able to see that they are just having a rough time, you will be able to cope with it. (I say cope like it is something that happened all day long.. it didn't happen very often... I would say once or twice a day.