Mini stroke in elderly

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Avatar n tn My mother recently suffered an acute stroke after a mini-stroke two weeks earlier. While at the hospital the neurologist told our family that had they known she had atrial fibrillation in her first mini-stroke, they would have prescribed coumadin and the acute stroke would likely have been prevented. I was told by a geriatric nurse practitioner friend that they should have done the Holter EKG rather than the short EKG as it would have detected the atrial fibrillation.
Avatar n tn My 86 year old mother just came out of the hospital on Friday after being in for ten days due to a "mini-stroke" (TIA). It was the fifth one she has had since suffering a major stroke in 2007. Tonight she started bleeding; not heavy but enough to saturate her Depends underwear. I have noticed some very light spotting in the past, but only about once a month. The cause of this is puzzling me. I guess the doctor needs to be seen. Any advice?
1474856 tn?1288289049 Transient Ischemic Attack Symptoms can include: numbness or weakness in the face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body; confusion or difficulty in talking or understanding speech; trouble seeing in one or both eyes; and difficulty with walking, dizziness, or loss of balance and coordination. I have this all the time, but the Dr's just keep saying it is just migraine.
563659 tn?1310517917 well after four days total in and out of hospitals for my numb/ weak left side they have said i have bells palsy straight down my left side my left arm is weak my leg wobbles and half my face is still kinda parylised it ***** and i look like eith rocky or jean crietien i cant wait till it wears off
713582 tn?1298262321 My dear Oma had a mini stroke this morning.
Avatar n tn Bacterial pneumonia secondary to aspiration of food into the trachea is a leading cause of mortality in stroke disabled elderly in nursing homes.
713582 tn?1298262321 My dear Oma is still in hospital, & possibly so for a week or more from her mini stroke.
Avatar n tn Namenda has been of use for people I know with dementia. You'd have to speak to a neurologist more about this. Physical pain would be treated with other medications. A gerontologist would be best to coordinate all of this. If things have worsened in the past few weeks I'd arrange a consultation right away to make sure there wasn't a mini stroke or any other concern that can happen among the elderly. Follow up with a specialist.
Avatar n tn And of course, the omnipresent prognosis issue. I understand that TIA in elderly especially indicates a much higher risk of a major stroke, but what are the main risk factors that can be used to predict prognosis? Thank you in advance for your help in providing such valuable information.
Avatar f tn spinal tap, myelogram, ct scan, mini stroke TIA
Avatar m tn Did your dad recently experience a stroke or T.I.A. (mini-stroke)? From what I find online, hypodensity on a CT scan in a patient who has had a stroke is bad news.... this is something you and your dad (if he is able) need to discuss with his physician. In patients who've had a minor stroke or a transient ischemic attack (mini-stroke), hypodensity in the white matter of the brain means extra risk of the potential for a future stroke. (See PM) I have a parent who suffered from a T.I.A.
Avatar n tn _ debbie- to be honest, the first part of your question is confusing. do u mean she was previously on anti-coagulants??? or was placed on them after the accident?? anyway, amaurosis fugax can be very serious, but not for the eye only, necessarily. what it really is, simply put, is a "mini-stroke" involving the circulation of the eye. it causes temporary loss of vision in one eye for up to a few hours. it may be complete loss or only partial , but it is in one eye.
Avatar m tn they are the worste) 4 years after the initial stroke? with out having another stroke, or a TIA, mini-stroke? and If it is possible, what recourse do I have left? Physical activity isnt doing it any more. Interupts my sleep like you dont even know...Ill be so dayum tired, but my leg aches so bad.
Avatar f tn t think a thing about it until I told my husband last night and he said it might have been a mini stroke. My mother (deceased) had experienced these in the past and she had severe heart problems that the doctors said may have caused the strokes. I looked up the symptoms, but I only really had numbness in my face and a slight pain over my eye. Could this have been a mini stroke? Should I see a doctor now even though I have no symptoms? Thank you.
Avatar m tn I am 78 and had a mini stroke 11 Jun 2014. I was placed in the hospital for overnight observation and was released the following day to my family doctor. I have high blood pressure so he placed me on Exforge 10-325-25mg HCT and also Clopidogrel 75mg In the hospital I had a MRA, MRI, CATSCAN, Chest Xray and several blood tests. I lost peripheral vision in the left eye. When I left the hospital I had this slight lump across from my left ear about 1 inch long pointing to the top of my head.
691463 tn?1227419054 we have an elderly cat of 17, he is suddenely much more lethargic than usual, as if in a daze and drooling heavily, we wonder if he may have had a stroke, he experienced something like a seizure couple of weeks ago.
Avatar f tn Although a stroke can manifest as a transient visual disturbance, that is relatively unusual. But something is going on, and you best have it checked out. Anything having to do with vision is VERY important. You cannot be turned down for medical assistance in the event of possible blindness because of financial reasons. If it happens? Good! Take them to court! (Just make sure that you sue for the cost of a chauffer).
Avatar f tn hi I'm in a bit of a state. this is saturday and on tuesday i was in bed with my lab top. i was feeling a bit strange when suddenly my hand and arm went nimb. at the same time mt boyfriend walked in and i felt wierd as i looked at him. i said my arm is numb and as i got out of bed my face also went numb. side of my nose and cheek and lip. i said to him clearly "god my face is numb" and then i panicked a bit and had to lire down.
Avatar m tn My question is, does that sound like a mini-stroke to you? If so, what is the possibility of a major stroke. Thank You.
Avatar m tn Could it be a stroke? Those are the symptoms as far as I am aware? You should see the doctor to be safe.
Avatar n tn Just heard from my father in-law Dr. says no mini stroke. All is associated with withdrawal to percocet. Sure wish this drug was never created............I thought my husband's stroke took him away, but these drugs have been much more difficult to handle. By my own choice I quit my job because I was always having to leave and I was stressing too......much. Just had a call from my father in-law. The ER doctor gave my husband zanax (?) don't have a clue. Tough times ahead I think.