How to prevent a stroke after a tia

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Avatar m tn With therapy and neuroplasticity he should be able to get better.Make sure he gets information on how to prevent a second stroke from happening.
639965 tn?1228344380 A TIA is a mini stroke basically and it makes me wonder if it was more than a mini stroke even though they said it wasn't.. because I still have some of the symtoms.. my eye doctor told me that my vision has gotten worse.. I told the PA that and he said my eye doctor was full of **** and the TIA and the vision problems can't be related..
Avatar m tn By definition effects from a TIA resolve themselves in 24 hours. You need to see a neurologist and get some preventative care to prevent a full-blown stroke. The neurologist should also be able to direct therapists to help with what ever defivcits the stroke left you.
Avatar f tn Apparently I suffered a mini stroke yesterday.Spent the day at emergency. I feel very tired and weak. They will be doing two more tests to follow up.
Avatar n tn sounds like the doc could have been more aggressive and got you a catscan sooner. if they catch a stroke within 3 hours you could have gotten the TPA drug to help with the blood clot. but i am not a doc-just a family member who is still going through the process of stroke (dad) and has read up on stroke for hours and hours.
Avatar n tn How does one know if they have had a mini-stroke especially if their Doctor is not willing to do further tests? What tests of the head or brain are available to determine this ? Do tell, please, as my Doctor says there is nothing I can do but live with the attacks which I have now had 4 of in just over a week ! He seems to think they are just Migraine Variants but they really present like a min-stoke and my family thinks s too. Ta, K.
Avatar n tn She doesnt believe it to be a tia. there have been many symptoms after and she believes them to be stress related.
Avatar n tn The doctor found a piece of scare tissue in his brain after a cat scan. How likely is this to have been the cause of a TIA and if so, can they determind how long ago this happened? I have read that he is at risk of another stroke within 90 days of this. Any insight?
Avatar n tn Since TIA does not leave any permanent damage to the brain, can one say there is no tell-tale signs in the brain to suggest if a TIA had actually happen? Hence, what exactly can a CT scan or MRI scan tell? How can a doctor relate the results to what course of action to take next or whether another kind of scan is necessary to confirm if there's any clot in the arteries? Appreciate all inputs.
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338734 tn?1377160168 Went to hospital ER due to stroke symptoms. Had CT and MRI as well as bubble echo. Suggestion of shunt. To follow up with TEE.
338734 tn?1377160168 While sitting on the bed talking to my wife, I experienced a stroke of sorts. Paramedics evaluated me and took me to the hospital with a nerocenter where I spent the night and following day undergoing many tests. It looks like the stroke was the transient sort (TIA). No bleeds showed on the CT scan and the MRI showed no damage from the attack. I need to have some follow up with neurologists and cardiologist.
2175879 tn?1338355028 It was determined today by another doctor that I had a mild stroke, not a TIA. That explains atleast for me, why although my symptoms have improved but not gone away like a TIA is expected to. Reading all these questions on TIA sure helped me deal with this, but I think that there are other people that have had strokes and been labled as TIA's because, just like me, the stroke fixed itself, but has left its footprint.
Avatar n tn This would not be a mini stroke.The definition of a TIA is that symptons of the stroke disappear after 24 hours. So I would have him go back to the doctor and get a scan of his brain since it seems some memory was affected. With therapy and neuroplasticity he should be able to get better.Make sure he gets information on how to prevent a second stroke from happening.
Avatar f tn A transient ischemic attack occurs when blood flow to a part of the brain stops for a brief period of time. It can also be a warning sign that a true stroke may happen sometime in the future if something is not done to prevent it. With the symptoms such as numbness and eye/mouth droop to one side, stroke can not be completely ruled out. Also, CT scan may not always detect a stroke. Additional testing, including an MRI scan which can be more helpful may need to be done.
Avatar m tn I'm after some opinion really... For a few weeks, I had been feeling very mildly 'spaced out'. I woke up last Thursday with a numb hand, and thought nothing of it, about 15 mins later had a wave of 'oddness' and felt pretty dizzy, so my wife took me into A & E. The dizzyness did not last long, but the numb hand continued. Drs did lots of tests- CT, MRI, Angio- all clear as far as I know.
Avatar n tn m a 76 year old lady who recently spent a week in the hospital because of episodes of TIA. After a MRI a CT scan, EEG, and ECG, they told me I had a mild stroke. While in the hospital they put me in heparin drip to thin my blood to start with, then they put me on plavix. I have episodes of bad sharp pain around my left temple coming down sometimes to may face, and from time to time especially after i take my BP meds with the plavix I get nauseated and light headed.
Avatar f tn I recovered very well; but last week I had what I thought was the start of another stroke, it turned out to be a TIA. I am 62 years of age, and work full time; I don't smoke, exercise daily, drink an occasional glass of red wine and eat healthily. Now I am so worried that I will have another massive stroke and that I won't be as lucky next time. The only symptoms that I have from my TIA are intense weakness and fatigue and an ongoing nagging headache.
Avatar f tn My 72 year old Father is younge,fit and HEALTHY. His Cholesterl, BP, HDL,VLDL,TG are all normal however last year he was told he has a Vertebral Artery Occlusion- A blood clot in the lower brain stem. After having 2 episodes that mimiced a stroke he was diagnosed. He was put on blood thinners then taken off. He also has type II diabetes that is totally undercontrol by diet and exercise but he does take BP lowering drugs and Cholesterol lowering drugs(Lipitor) and is on Zocor.
Avatar f tn Could you tell me exactly what symptoms you had? My doctor seems to think it wasn't a stroke. He said nothing of a TIA, so now I am confused of what exactly happened to me that day. They did a CT scan of the brain (this came back normal), then they did an MRI of the brain and this came back clear as well. I am scared because I haven't a clue as to what happened to me that day. Those were all of the symptoms of a TIA and they are saying it wasn't one.
Avatar f tn Why were you put on Plavix in the beginning... for heart attack or stroke? Absolutely going off of it can lead to a mini-stroke/TIA, but going odd wont CAUSE one. Unfortunately you have to go off before a biopsy as it makes your blood thinner and there is too much risk of bleeding. Don't worry too much about the TIA, most have no long standing effects unless you have a LOT of them. So you want to go back on the Plavix and DON'T miss any doses! It should work right away.
Avatar n tn My partner, aged 59, had a TIA (minor stroke) this week after playing a five set game of squash and ended up in hospital. He also had a stroke 20 years ago. He's much better now although tired. He's a fitness maniac and is saying he still intends to play squash regularly (and he plays to quite a high standard so it's not pit pat stuff). I'm concerned that this is too strenuous for him and that he should be considering gentler sports such as tennis, bicycling, the gym etc.
Avatar n tn I have a a minor stroke in brain (TIA) with right side semi paralysis of leg , arm and face. After one month of physio therapy , I am able to restore my all movement but till now I can not walk freely as there is limping on right leg with mild pain on right hip & some loss of co-ordination of right leg during walking . Eight months has already gone after the TIA.