Preventing a stroke after a tia

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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 She doesnt believe it to be a tia. there have been many symptoms after and she believes them to be stress related.
Avatar n tn Hi, How are you? A transient ischaemic attack (TIA) often called a mini stroke, happens when the brain’s blood supply is interrupted for a very brief time. The symptoms are very similar to a stroke (such as weakness on one side of the body, loss of sight and slurred speech) but they are temporary, lasting a few minutes or hours, and then disappearing completely within 24 hours.
Avatar f tn my dad was taken off plavix due to a bad bladder infections which caused some bleeding. He was taken off and withing a month and a half had a min-Tia-stroke-episode. He's back on it...Thank God he's doing better.
1481176 tn?1291392092 A TIA is different than a stroke. Unlike from a stroke, a TIA does not cause brain tissue to die. The symptoms of TIAs do not last as long as a stroke and do not show changes on CT or MRI scans. (Strokes usually show changes on such tests.
Avatar n tn Hi, my name is Gaynor, I had a second heart attack on 29/3/ this year,went into my town hospital,then was transferred to a heart hospital two days later,had an angiagram on the Thursday,after it I went back to a room where I developed pain that covered the left side of my head,it got so bad that it took over me completely, the next thing I am in another hospital on a stroke ward,I could hear but couldn't respond, It was a living nightmare, I had missed a day,I was then told that I had had 3
Avatar n tn Hi everyone! Hop all is well and kicking the stroke's ass!  I was just wondering, what do you do during a mini stroke? Do you get up and start walking around to get the blood flow going, (that's what I do), or do you sit down and relax? It's crazy that this mini stroke came back into my life! I had it come and go for about six months when I was younger back in 2006. When it happened back then, my whole right side of my body was paralyzed.
Avatar m tn I am worried because I just googled this and found TIA. My mother had a stroke 3 years ago. I am a smoker and a drinker but am not overweight. Any advice I am so worried.
2086874 tn?1332686494 Thanks went to hospital today it was a TIA mini stroke more test on the way but thankyou x
Avatar m tn You cannot have a stroke from what you've described. There are three kinds of CVAs (cerebrovascular accidents) or "strokes": A hemorrhagic stroke is caused by bleeding in the brain, usually from a ruptured vessel, and sometimes as a result of trauma. An ischemic stroke is the most common kind of stroke (over 80% of strokes being ischemic). An ischemic stroke is caused when circulation is blocked to the brain.
Avatar f tn Has your mom tried to get copies of your dad's medical records? My father-in-law died and when my husband needed to know about his father's medical history, we were able to get copies of the records. That might give you the information you need to share with your doctor. If you don't mind my asking, how do you know you had a TIA? I'm going for an MRI tomorrow to rule out stroke/TIA because of a visual problem and on a separate occasion, arm weakness.
Avatar n tn Hi, I can really relate, my husband had a mild left side of brain stroke, a year ago, nine days after cranial stents were placed in basilar and vertibrial arteries...Angers easily, frustrated, memory loss, dwells on what happen to him daily,depessed, he realizes the changes, but can't seem to help it...I have to kinda be careful not to upset him, now..His Uncle had a stroke and actually became very mean and combative he ended up in a nursing home.
Avatar f tn Your husband needs to see a neurologist because it sounds like he has had a stroke. The TIA diagnosis may have been wrong. All tests being clear just means they have not found the real reason yet. This forum will not be able to diagnose it, we can only give our opinions based on our experience.
524338 tn?1212326834 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transient_ischemic_attack The clot could have arisen from the carotid arteries. Tooth pain has no co-relation to TIA. You will be put on clot disolving drugs if you haven't already.
Avatar m tn 2006 ANOTHER TIA AND AGAIN IN APRIL THIS YEAR. AFTER MY TIA IN 2006, I HAD A TINGLING AND BURNING SENSATION IN MY LEFT FOOT 24/7 ESPECIALLY TOWARDS LATE AFTERNOON AND FROM TIME TO TIME NUMBNESS IN MY NOSTRILS AND UPPER LIP, ALSO NUMBERNESS FROM MY SHOULDER TO MY HANDS. I TOLD THIS TO THE NEUROLOGIST WHO IS TAKING CARE OF ME AND SHE JUST SAID IT IS JUST PART OF THE TIA I SUFFERED. CAN YOU GIVE ME MEDICATION TO RELIEVE ME OF THE ABOVE SIDE EFFECTS AND POSSIBLE TREATMENT.
Avatar n tn Good question ! I would go for a second opinion!
Avatar n tn and weigh 125 lbs about a year after having a child. I seriously think I had a TIA/Stroke and was misdiagnosed. Does anyone know what kind of doctor I need to go to and how long after a stroke and they still tell if you had one? Please help me because I still have effects from this being trouble speaking and forgetfullness.
Avatar n tn Thank you for replying, I do have a neurologist, he has told me a few years ago that I had a TIA put me on plavix and aspirin, I went to him for l-sided pain, back, hip down the leg to foot, could barely walk on a daily basis, still having the same problems, after 2 years of cortisone shots, neurontin, lyricia, I stopped taking the plavix aspirin and everything else about 8 months ago, because nothing was working, I had enough.
Avatar f tn Make sure you and everyone that is around your dad know the signs of a stroke because acting quickly when a person has a stroke can save his life! Good luck to you!
Avatar n tn i am 51yo male. i had a TIA in Dec 2012. (didn't know what a TIA was at the time) Went to my doctor and he told me i was having 'stress/anxiety' symptoms. WRONG!!!! 2 weeks later i had a massive stroke. (right side of brain, MCA, left side impacted) now over a year later i'm still having issues.
Avatar f tn She described a feeling like someone putting pressure on the right side of her face and pulling down over. I thought it might have been a TIA/stroke and I am wondering if she should request to see a neurologist??
Avatar f tn Personally I would have though dizziness/nausea could be a TIA (mini stroke). It is unlikely that an MI would stop after 2 hours. I would explain your symptoms to a Doctor and have a CT scan of your head just to be on the safe side, especially as it runs in the family.
Avatar n tn A couple of months ago, my doctor suspected I had a stroke/TIA, and had a possible PFO. I was immediately started on 325mg of aspirin and send for a bunch of tests. The test results were normal, but during our discussions I asked the doctor about how to manage a PFO. He didn't say anything about waiting for "2 more" events so I'm kinda surprised at that statement. It could be common, it's just I've not heard it before.
Avatar f tn A friend of mine just had an endoscopic cervical discectomy and as a result suffered a vertebral artery occlusion. Less than 24 hours after being released from the hospital he experienced dizziness, weakness in his right side and numbness in his face. He returned to the ER where they admitted him and performed an MRI that showed the occlusion. Basically, he had a mini stroke or tia but Dr's said no damage to the cerebellum. He was released and ordered to take aspirin.
Avatar m tn Oh Maggie I don't think anyone can say for sure. You son needs to see a neurologist or go to the ER. He really should have a MRI done. What's important is if he did suffer a TIA or mini-stroke they may be able to find a cause, which you know is important. People who have a stroke, there really isn't such a thing as a small stroke, are more likely to have another one. I would have him checked out as soon as possible....
Avatar n tn What is a better choice for a 19yr old who just had a stroke (TIA) and will be okay; Plavix and aspirin or Coumadin?
Avatar n tn This is a temporary blood flow restriction in the brain, not a permanent one. However, a TIA is usually a warning that a stroke could follow and the Doctor should try and establish what caused it, such as a diseased carotid artery.