Ischemic stroke signs symptoms

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Avatar n tn What are the signs & side effects of an ischemic stroke
Avatar n tn Some time before a stroke, some people experience a few minutes of weakness on one side or part of the body, which is due to temporary lack of oxygen to the brain- called a transient ischemic attack.
Avatar n tn htm The Merck Manual -- ISCHEMIC SYNDROMES -- STROKE IN EVOLUTION AND COMPLETED STROKE -- Symptoms, Signs, and Course
Avatar n tn org - but also applies to pets) Also called TIAs, transient ischemic attacks are minor or warning strokes. In a TIA, conditions indicative of an ischemic stroke are present and the typical stroke warning signs develop. However, the obstruction (blood clot) occurs for a short time and tends to resolve itself through normal mechanisms. Even though the symptoms disappear after a short time, TIAs are strong indicators of a possible major stroke.
667923 tn?1421462724 I have been experiencing intense pain,numbness on the whole left side of body. The weakness has been so bad that I can't even move my left hand or foot.I felt like a 40lb. weight was laying on my hand and foot to keep it from moving. I felt like I was having a stroke and after doing research on it, I did. Maybe it was an Ischemic attack or TIA. I have had 3 or 4 of these attacks and don't want to wind up having a full blown STROKE.
Avatar f tn Dear Carol, welcome to the medhelp forum. Chronic white matter changes of demyelination and micro vascular ischemic changes on MRI are non-specific. These are suggestive of multiple conditions like small vessel brain disease since this is diagnosed on a CAT/MRI scan done incidentally to investigate other neurological symptoms. It is a finding with possible cause like hypertension, diabetes or hypercholesterolemia. What are your neurological symptoms that called for an MRI brain?
Avatar n tn They are clinically silent, meaning there are no symptoms/signs, and do not in themselves lead to tumor, stroke, infection, etc... And if you had a PFO that led to strokes, that's NOT what it would look like on MRI and you'd probably have clinical signs of the stroke. Would not worry, as in your case it probably is related to the history of migraines.
Avatar n tn May be a Transient Ischemic Attack(TIA) or Variant Migraine.
Avatar f tn Hi, Sudden pain , numbness ,spasm or paralysis on one side of the body may be signs of Stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA ). A TIA is a temporary interruption of blood flow to a part of your brain. A TIA is also a sign of an impending Stroke . The signs and symptoms of TIA are the same as for a stroke, but they last for a shorter period — several minutes to 24 hours — and then disappear, without leaving apparent permanent effects.
Avatar n tn The diagnosis of complicated migraine is plausible since your symptoms are accompanied by signs of stroke. Other thing to consider are spine problems and cerebellar blood flow problems. I suggest you discuss this with your neurologist/doctor and even take second opinion if still not convinced. I hope you can get to the bottom of this soon and pray that everything will be fine. Regards and God bless...
534785 tn?1329592208 The results from the CT Scan of my head done after I was admitted to the ER on 10/14/08: "History of left-sided weakness and facial tingling. MRI performed at an outside hospital 1 month ago reportedly demonstrated a pineal cyst. (Note: I said my MRI was in JULY, not one month ago!!! I even corrected the nurse on this when he said, "this was done last month?" Ugh!) An unenhanced axial CT of the head was obtained and reviewed in bone, soft tissue, and intermediate windows.
Avatar n tn This is essential because a single new ischemic event may treated differently from multiple new ischemic events, but differentiation between acute and chronic infarction cannot be easily determined from CT or T2WI. Diffusion-weighted imaging(DWI) has been shown to be useful in the early assessment of clinical stroke. The apparent diffusion coefficient(ADC) of acutely ischemic brain tissue is initially below normal and increase to above normal after a few days.
296171 tn?1191951259 Having migraine headaches, vision trouble, fainting spells, vomiting, speaking and swallowing difficulties are signs and symptoms of Transient Ischemic attack. TIA is no longer a benign entity, but a critical harbinger of impending stroke, which eventually you have suffered.
248167 tn?1220363690 The symptoms and signs of TIAs are similar to those of stroke. For example, numbness or tingling or weakness of one side of the body, difficulty speaking, difficulty with grabbing objects (i.e., difficulty controlling where hand goes), vision changes or loss, asymmetry of smiling, etc are all presentations of stroke. Stroke is a neurological emergency. The treatment for stroke is time based. Thus, if a person has the symptoms of a stroke, they or someone else should call 9-1-1 ASAP.
Avatar m tn Stroke can be ischemic or hemorrhagic. Ischemic stroke occurs as a result of blockage to an artery. For this therapy with clot dissolving drugs (thrombolytics), should be initiated early. Aspirin, an anti-thrombotic drug, is given immediately after an ischemic stroke to reduce the likelihood of having another stroke. Tissue plasminogen activator (TPA), needs to be given within 4.5 hours after stroke symptoms, this restores the blood supply to the affected part.
Avatar n tn Protein levels are raised in the CSF, in inflammatory conditions. Since there is a clot, looks like an ischemic stroke. Ischemic stroke occurs as a result of blockage to an artery. For this therapy with clot dissolving drugs (thrombolytics), should be initiated early. Aspirin, an anti-thrombotic drug, is given immediately after an ischemic stroke to reduce the likelihood of having another stroke. Tissue plasminogen activator (TPA), needs to be given within 4.
783212 tn?1295028006 Ischemic injury would be like a very tiny stroke, I think. Very slight bleeding. My first neuro issue was diagnosed for a while as a Temporary Ischemic Attack (TIA), and felt like (I'm told) a stroke. As for your second question, I think there is no difference between small vessel disease and small vessel changes. And I've been told by a number of doctors that small vessel damage in the brain is fairly common in MRIs, particularly in older people.
Avatar n tn Therapy depends on the type of the stroke and includes drugs like anticoagulants and antithrombotic for ischemic stroke, the same could be hazardous for hemorrhagic stroke. Hope this helps. Take care.
Avatar f tn If his symptoms are due a stroke, it will have a particular outcome based on the area of the brain affected. Stroke can be ischemic or hemorrhagic. Ischemic stroke occurs as a result of blockage to an artery. For this therapy with clot dissolving drugs (thrombolytics), should be initiated early. Aspirin, an anti-thrombotic drug, is given immediately after an ischemic stroke to reduce the likelihood of having another stroke. Tissue plasminogen activator (TPA), needs to be given within 4.