Ischemic stroke risk factors

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Avatar n tn High blood pressure is the single most important risk factor for stroke, and in a patient with diabetes it is crucial to control the blood pressure for optimal prevention of future strokes. Other important risk factors for stroke include high cholesterol, smoking, obesity, and physical inactivity. It is important to work with your physician to control these risk factors, which will lessen your chances of having a stroke or a heart attack.
Avatar f tn 65 an intermediate risk factor) Diabetes Stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) (in the past) If you have at least one of these risk factors, Coumadin may be considered and is clearly beneficial when two or more risk factors are present. Also, if a patient with AFib does have a prior stroke or TIA and no other risk factors, Coumadin is recommended.
Avatar n tn If Temporal arteritis is not present - then treatment would be aimed at reducing risk of further ischemic blockages or emboli in order to protect other eye. The cardiac risk factors are the same risk factors that can lead to vascular disease of the retina and optic nerve.
Avatar n tn Before you undergo diet modification and exercise, it is necessary to determine any risk factors for small vessel ischemic disease leading to a stroke. This includes hypertension, diabetes, smoking, hyperlipidemia, carotid stenosis, and atrial fibrillation. If you have any of these risk factors, they should be managed properly to prevent any stroke from occurring in the future. A generally balanced diet is, first and foremost, essential in preventing any further progression of disease.
Avatar n tn I was 49 at the time, very active with no stroke risk factors. I have been followed by my neurologist, internist, and a neuropsychologist. Also, I have been receiving physical therapy and excising with a therapist monitoring my activities. My recovery has been good, I am at work, not full time and have been able to resume some of my previous activities. However, I continue to have the constant "pins and needles" feeling on my entire left side - especially hand and foot.
Avatar n tn Thank you for responding to my recent question about chronic dizziness and ear pain.I went to the dentist who found a dead tooth and I had a root canal. IMMEDIATELY my ear pain went away.I am still experiencing some dizziness however. My doc called me unexpectedly to tell me my MRI was negative for major things like brain tumors but it found "something".i hope i have this correct: " mixed T2 signal, scattered chronic small vessel ischemic disease".
2175879 tn?1338355028 It is highly recommended that you go for regular follow-up with your attending physician for proper evaluation and management of risk factors to prevent any recurrence of stroke. Take care and do keep us posted.
Avatar n tn It is important that you keep the risk factors for stroke under control which are obesity, high BP, diabetes, high cholesterol, smoking, alcoholism and mental stress. Physiotherapy will help with the gait problem that you have. Doctors usually prescribe low dose aspirin and thrombolytic therapy for prevention of full fledged stroke. Hope this helps!
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 f tn t have any other risk factors for stroke. My neurologist told me that I have had multiple mini strokes. Does factor 5 leiden only involve veins? What about cappillaries? Is it true tht aspirin is not for preventing this kind of stroke.(Venous?) Is plavix useful? or does it have to be coumadin?
Avatar f tn I found this: (ischemic disease can also mean white matter changes) ""White matter change" is a very common finding on an MRI scan. Frequently, these changes are seen in patients who have/have had hypertension, stroke, migraine headaches, or other medical conditions. As the brain ages, we tend to see a change in appearance around the fluid filled spaces (the ventricles).
Avatar m tn Aspirin or coumadin are for clots, (Antithrombotic and Thrombolytic Therapy), the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) recommended coumadin for atrial fibrillation patients at high risk of stroke, aspirin for patients at low risk of stroke, and either drug of patients with an intermediate risk. The ACCP defines a low-risk patient as younger than 65 years with no predisposing risk factors (e.g., previous stroke, TIA, embolism, heart failure, hypertension, diabetes).
Avatar n tn Also avoidance of any possible risk factor for stroke or ischaemic disease with lifestyle modification and control of factors such as diabetes/ hypertension is required. You may consider consulting a neurologist for suggestion of an appropriate management plan. Hope this helps. Take care!
Avatar m tn Other causes of stroke-like symptoms, such as numbness of one side of face, include transient ischemic attacks, especially if the symptoms do not persist. You have had a stroke before and thus have stroke risk factors. Other risk factors include smoking, high cholesterol and blood pressure, and age. The best approach to fully evaluate your symptoms is to be referred to a neurologist. He/she may want to obtain an updated MRI using a stroke protocol that includes DWI imaging.
Avatar n tn Hi there. According to the research and studies carried out ischemic stroke patients have a better chance for survival than those with hemorrhagic strokes. Your mother suffered from ischemic stroke of which the greatest danger is posed by embolic strokes followed by thrombotic and lacunar strokes. On the other hand, the survivors of hemorrhagic have a greater chance of recovering function than those suffering from ischemic stroke.
Avatar f tn you need to be evaluated by a physician for any concomitant risk factors which could jeopardize and put you at risk of a stroke. Hope this helps. Take care.
Avatar m tn About a month ago I was admitted to hospital with severe vertigo and vomiting. Motor functions were fine but double vision for about a day and half. After all tests, radiologist and neurologist, based on MRI, concluded that I had a small vessel ischemic stroke event. I've been diagnosed with RRMS since 2003 and been on copaxone since then with virtually no new major MS events. I'm wondering if it really was a stroke or a new flare-up that has showed up on MRI in the pons area.
Avatar f tn Other causes of stroke-like symptoms, such as numbness of one side of face, include transient ischemic attacks, especially if the symptoms do not persist. You have had a stroke before and thus have stroke risk factors. Other risk factors include smoking, high cholesterol and blood pressure, and age. Other stroke like symptoms can occur from seizure activity and migraine. The best approach to fully evaluate your symptoms is to be referred to a neurologist.
Avatar n tn Hi, A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is often a warning sign that a person is at risk for a more serious and debilitating stroke. Some of the symptoms your husband is experiencing are manifestations of a TIA. Statistically, about one-third of those who have a TIA will have an acute stroke some time in the future. Many strokes can be prevented by giving importance to the TIAs and treating underlying risk factors.
Avatar m tn Consider Cannabis as Cause of Stroke in Younger Patients Sue Hughes Jan 22, 2013 Cannabis-related stroke is not a myth, and cannabis use should be considered a risk factor for ischemic stroke, a new review of the literature concludes. The review, published in the February issue of Stroke, was conducted by a team led by Valérie Wolff, MD, from the University Hospital of Strasbourg, France. Dr.
Avatar n tn Hi, You may be having a small vessel disease .White matter change is a very common finding on an MRI scan. Frequently, these changes are seen in patients who have/have had hypertension, stroke, migraine headaches, or other medical conditions. As the brain ages, we tend to see a change in appearance around the fluid filled spaces (the ventricles). These changes are thought to be the long-term effects of atherosclerosis which cause less blood flow in these brain regions.
Avatar f tn and sudden, severe headache with no known cause. Risk factors for stroke include advanced age, hypertension, previous stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA), diabetes, high cholesterol, cigarette smoking and atrial fibrillation. If it persists, have this evaluated further for proper management. A complete neurologic and physical examination will help rule out possible causes such as tension headache or migraine. Take care and regards.