Ischemic stroke signs symptoms

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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.
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 May be a Transient Ischemic Attack(TIA) or Variant Migraine.
Avatar f tn s talk about the differences between a TIA and a Stroke. A TIA or transient ischemic attack is also known as a mini stroke.
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.
Avatar m tn Transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a vascular condition in which a deficit occurs transiently and leaves no permanent deficit and has normal neuroimaging. 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.
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 Other causes include aneurysm and malformation. This is less common but more frequently fatal than ischemic stroke. Long term hypertension, even if controlled may have contributed as in the case of your husband. It would really help if you discuss this with your doctor. Take care and regards.
5006938 tn?1362241578 I had a stroke in July2012. I recovered very quickly, was able to drive a 5-speed by Nov2012. 2 days ago, I had an overwhelming feeling that I was going to die. It started at 1:am, for some reason I had to have a bm. I continued to have a bm every hour, my mouth was salivating, which is unusually since I have Graves Disease I am always dry in my face area including eyes. My left eye wouldn't focus no matter how much I blinked or put my theradrops in.
Avatar f tn ■Rapid onset of mild weakness to total paralysis on one side of your face — occurring within hours to days — making it difficult to smile or close your eye on the affected side ■Facial droop and difficulty making facial expressions ■Pain around the jaw or in or behind your ear on the affected side ■Increased sensitivity to sound on the affected side ■Headache ■A decrease in your ability to taste ■Changes in the amount of tears and saliva you produce In rare cases, Bell's palsy can affect
Avatar m tn Certain medical conditions need to be considered like a transient ischemic attack, stroke, alzheimer’s disease and depression. Once stroke and TIA are ruled out, she may be assessed by a psychiatrist depending on the protocols in the hospital. Take care.
Avatar n tn I have been told that I had a stroke. I didn't have the same symptoms that other people are talking about on the internet. I was just wondering, are there some tests that are can be done to tell if a person actually had a stroke? Is there a good in depth website that tells about the symptoms and how they are described by the people who have had a stroke?
Avatar m tn Stroke can be ischemic or hemorrhagic. Ischemic stroke occurs as a result of blockage to an artery. And they usually show up on imaging studies. In the absence of a lesion, it could be a TIA. TIA or transient ischemic attack, which as the name indicates there is a temporary lack of blood flow to a particular part of the brain. This usually recovers, but these people are more prone for strokes. For the TIA, if you are a hypertensive or diabetic, ensure to keep these under check.
Avatar f tn 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. After suffering a stroke, many people experience post-stroke spasticity, muscle tightness that impairs mobility. Botox injections can help with this tightness.
Avatar n tn how long can a ischemic stroke affected person can survive, specially when he is only on medical management and also when he is suffering from angina?
Avatar f tn My 60 year old brother has had an MRI scan which showed "cronic extensive ischemic damage bilaterally". What does this mean please? Has he had a stroke or strokes? He has weakness down his left side and frequently falls over as he leg and foot lose feeling. He is a smoker and has had a very bad diet. He also has kidney/bladder stones and frequently bleeds when passing urine. Any help with clarifying what all of this means would be greatly appreciated.
783212 tn?1295028006 I would suggest you to get yourself screened for risk factors for stroke because there is some evidence that patients with small vessel ischemic disease are at an increased risk for strokes. Therefore it is important that you ensure that you keep your BP, cholesterol, blood sugar and body weight under control. The chances of dementia are more if the brain damage continues and there are large infarcts in the brain.
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.
Avatar n tn When blood flow to the brain is suddenly stopped, this is a stroke. A stroke is accompanied by clinical symptoms such as weakness on one side, slurred speech, visual problems, or problems with thinking or language. For example, a MRI report might mention left sided brain changes that suggest the appearance of a stroke. If this is the cause of a patient?
Avatar m tn Like if an area of the brain is affected, it causes certain results peripherally. In the absence of this, it is difficult to say that the symptoms are due to TIA or stroke. Many times with TIAs the imaging studies do not pick up any positive findings. If your symptoms persist or recur consult your doctor. Regards.