Medical hole in heart stroke patients

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Avatar n tn I think the hole in the heart is the reason for the blood clot that probably caused the stroke. What does the cardiologist say? If your dad speaks a different language other than english, try to get speech therapy for him in that language. Sometimes, stroke patients can sing simple songs with therapy. Instead of talking, they can sing. It is sometimes easier for them. Otherwise, use picture cards, gestures, computer aided software. Keep on talking to him even if he doesn't talk back.
Avatar m tn From what I understand there is no damage to the heart. My MRI is normal but the surgeon was most concerned that the hole may lead to a stroke. Could you please tell me what my risk is to have a stroke because of this hole, I do not have any risk factors such as high blood pressure. Can you also tell me is 8mm to 12mm considered a big hole and whether I should consider closing a hole? Thank you so much.
2037332 tn?1329668124 Well, I would have to agree with the Doctors. Many times, patients don't even know they have a hole in the heart until they suffer a TIA or stroke and more tests are performed. Around 1 in 5 are caused by this and it isn't age associated. The important thing is that they have hopefully put him onto medication to help prevent further events. However, having said that, it could also be the blockage in the neck forming clotting material. Did they say how large the blockage is?
Avatar n tn The thing you are hoping is for no reoccurrence. My friend of 33 has had a stroke and no after effects but now she is aware she has a hole in her heart. To opt for surgery will mean she doesn't have to worry for the rest of her life if another clot will form and go to her brain. Sometimes the after effects could mean being a prisoner in your body that does not do what you desire or think for it to do.
Avatar m tn I assume you know the structual anomaly of ASD. If the hole beween the right and left atria is small, the pressure of the left side will force some oxygenated blood into the rightside. The oxygenated blood with the unfiltered blood will go to the lungs and no problem. But when the hole is larger, and when the right side chamber increases in size the pressure is now greater than the left atrium will shunt (pass) and unfiltered blood back into circulation.
Avatar f tn A hole in the heart is almost always is a hole between chambers (right and left). Worst case scenario would be an operation and a patch to cover the hole. If it is small, it should be watched and is insignificant for a medical problem.
Avatar n tn My husband is considering open heart surgery to repair the hole in his heart. Can you tell us anything about the surgery...and how long the recovery usually is? He is 49 years old, and except for being extremely tired all the time, he is in good health. He had a stroke one year ago next week, and feels if he doesn't have the open heart, his chances of having another stroke are good, is that true? Thank you.
443441 tn?1204949096 Last year a hole in his heart was discovered by his doctors, so they repaired the hole...Three weeks ago he had another TIA...but the hole in his heart is repaired....On the MRI the TIA does not show up...but a stroke does...Since the MRI shows no stroke...they are saying he has TIA's....but then....why does he keep having major problems with his left leg..has to walk with a cane...this last TIA effected his right leg...and a physical therapist is coming to the house......
4523627 tn?1361648436 Started on Losartan 50mg Tab Today This med is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) used to treat high blood pressure alone or with other meds. It is used in certain patients to decrease the risk of stroke.
306209 tn?1192818127 My brother just had a stroke (blockage of oxygen to the right side of his brain)... he is 61 & 1/2 years olds... they just checked his heart (angiogram) and we were told he has a "hole" in his heart and they will have to do surgery to fix it... what came first??? the heart problem or the stroke??? did the heart problem cause the stroke because there wasn't enough oxygen to the right side of his brain because of a possible "clot" from his heart?...
469720 tn?1388146349 PLAVIX is the only antiplatelet therapy FDA-approved for patients with established P.A.D. to help reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. Medical guidelines recommend antiplatelet therapy, like PLAVIX, in addition to other risk-reducing medications for P.A.D. patients. Together, you and your doctor can design a plan that's right for you and may include P.A.D. medication, diet and exercise.
Avatar f tn A patient who has suffered a stroke, specially in the cortex (outer part of the brain), may be susceptible to have seizures coming from the area that suffered the damage from the stroke. And patients who have had a stroke in the past, and have seizures coming from the damaged area will have a higher chance of having subsequent seizures, therefore some patients may require antiepileptic agents.
Avatar m tn Coenzyme Q10 cut mortality rates in half when added to medical therapy for patients with severe heart failure, according to results of a clinical trial reported at Heart Failure 2013, the annual meeting for the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology, in Lisbon, Portugal.
Avatar n tn Posted By CCF CARDIO MD - CRC on April 26, 1999 at 13:43:20 Dear Jeri, Thank you for your question. It is difficult to know who's advice to follow when you are presented with 2 (or more) different opinions. This reflects the many "gray zones" cases there are in medicine. Often waiting is one solution to the problem and the better course will tend to present itself. The only danger is that damage may be done during the waiting period.
Avatar f tn I'm 40 female and told I have 8mm hole in heart. Irregular heartbeat, palpitations, short breath. Put on meds to slow down heart rate. What are my options? My Cardiologist says they don't perform invasive techniques. I need to know more. Where do I go to now?
1213000 tn?1280463161 5 days after that angiogram I has a small stroke so we are now trying to sort that out. No hole in heart and the cateroids looked fine, no visualization of what caused the stroke so some fear for th future. Fingers crossed though that it was an annomoly.
Avatar f tn That alone, should be worrisome enough to your daughter that she would get regular follow up. Separately, high blood pressure is a known contributor to heart failure, myocardial infarction and stroke in the general population. It is a "silent killer" and there is a much stronger push these days to get tight blood pressure control in anyone with high blood pressure.
Avatar n tn My 81 year old father had 5 mini strokes during a proceedure on his lungs in Dec 2007. The gel they used leaked through a small (unknown) hole in his heart and caused the strokes. He went through rehab and was able to come home walking, talking and eating. About 4 weeks ago, he had a UTI that went undiagnosed for almost 3 wks and became dehydrated and had to go back to the hospital.
Avatar n tn I think it is also important to say that ALL babies are born with a hole in the heart and that the hole generally closes in the first year of life. Those children have what is known as a Functional heart murmur. Sometimes the hole doesn't close and treatments depend on the symptomotology of the individual patient.
Avatar m tn Recently, my husband had both a CatScan and then a MRI both results showed that he had a hole (the size of a walnut) deep inside his brain. There was always signs that he had suffered a stroke approximately 2 months ago but we were never aware of this. My husband has Polymyalgia. What would cause a hole and what does this mean. We're not completely understanding what the doctors are saying, however there are numerous tests that are happening now.
Avatar n tn s PFO (hole in heart)? We all have that hole in our heart from birth, but it usually closes up after we reach the age of 6-months or so. But for some, this hole never completely closes. If you are asking what the cause of his stroke was, I'd have to say the chances are pretty good that the PFO was the cause, having this hole allows dirty returning blood and/or clot to by-pass the filtering effects of the lungs and travel directly to the brain causing a stroke.
Avatar f tn I found out when I was 71 (now 75) that I have a hole in my heart. I had what appeared to be a stroke but nothing showed on MRI's. I have migraine with aura. Neurologist thought perhaps I had a hemiplegic attack which caused the strokes. I was unconcious for many hours and had 3 or 4 episodes whilst in hospital. Is there anything I can do other than fill the hole that will help me? I have chronic vertigo too. That was diagnosed when I was 69 years.