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.
639965 tn?1228344380 A TIA is a mini stroke basically and it makes me wonder if it was more than a mini stroke even though they said it wasn't.. because I still have some of the symtoms.. my eye doctor told me that my vision has gotten worse.. I told the PA that and he said my eye doctor was full of **** and the TIA and the vision problems can't be related..
Avatar f tn Apparently I suffered a mini stroke yesterday.Spent the day at emergency. I feel very tired and weak. They will be doing two more tests to follow up.
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 n tn m a 76 year old lady who recently spent a week in the hospital because of episodes of TIA. After a MRI a CT scan, EEG, and ECG, they told me I had a mild stroke. While in the hospital they put me in heparin drip to thin my blood to start with, then they put me on plavix. I have episodes of bad sharp pain around my left temple coming down sometimes to may face, and from time to time especially after i take my BP meds with the plavix I get nauseated and light headed.
Avatar n tn A TIA is a mini stroke. In the hospital the Doctor and nurses will keep close eye on vitals and and blood count and be very watchful to make sure that a stroke doesn't happen, the next 48 hours are cruseful. God Bless you and Yours!
2175879 tn?1338355028 It was determined today by another doctor that I had a mild stroke, not a TIA. That explains atleast for me, why although my symptoms have improved but not gone away like a TIA is expected to. Reading all these questions on TIA sure helped me deal with this, but I think that there are other people that have had strokes and been labled as TIA's because, just like me, the stroke fixed itself, but has left its footprint.
Avatar n tn My partner, aged 59, had a TIA (minor stroke) this week after playing a five set game of squash and ended up in hospital. He also had a stroke 20 years ago. He's much better now although tired. He's a fitness maniac and is saying he still intends to play squash regularly (and he plays to quite a high standard so it's not pit pat stuff). I'm concerned that this is too strenuous for him and that he should be considering gentler sports such as tennis, bicycling, the gym etc.
Avatar f tn s in a nursing home now - after making some progress (able to follow simple directions like raise your arm or bend your elbow, copying her name, repeating 2 syllable words) she is now not plateau-ing, but getting worse (more confused, inability to write or play tictactoe,takes much longer to match playing cards). Has anyone heard of someone having a TIA after a massive stroke? I searched the internet without much luck on this subject.
Avatar n tn • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination • Sudden, severe headache with no known cause” Taken from
338734 tn?1377160168 Went to hospital ER due to stroke symptoms. Had CT and MRI as well as bubble echo. Suggestion of shunt. To follow up with TEE.
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.
Avatar f tn My dad had a TIA a few years ago when he found out one of his carotid arteries was blocked 100% the other 50%. Dr told him to manage it with a healthy lifestyle. Now he has had a stroke that has left him with left sided weakness, and the Dr told us both his carotid arteries are blocked 100%. My father was getting stronger, but recently started acting "funny". One minute he is able to stand and walk with a walker, the next he can't even feed himself.
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 f tn Hi I know here in Australia we have a lower reference range (normal range) for cholesterol for those who have had a stroke, not sure about TIA's. The theory is once you've had a stroke you're at high risk on another (compared with the general population), so they want to decreae your risk factors even more. Sam with blood pressure, I have to keep my lower than the official warning levels.
Avatar n tn I have a a minor stroke in brain (TIA) with right side semi paralysis of leg , arm and face. After one month of physio therapy , I am able to restore my all movement but till now I can not walk freely as there is limping on right leg with mild pain on right hip & some loss of co-ordination of right leg during walking . Eight months has already gone after the TIA.
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 He just has some defect with his left leg. He says he is still weak. He had a stroke/Tia last week on nov 14th 2005 My question is Can he drive a car? If he cannot how long should he wait to drive a car? He is going nuts staying home. Please fogive me if I am not very verbal here due to the fact that I am suffering with depression because of his illness.
Avatar m tn The definition of a TIA is that symptons of the stroke disappear after 24 hours. So I would have him go back to the doctor and get a scan of his brain since it seems some fine motor control was affected. With therapy and neuroplasticity he should be able to get better.Make sure he gets information on how to prevent a second stroke from happening.
88793 tn?1290227177 Sorry to hear about your latest problem. A TIA can be an indication of impending stroke. It is important to take this warning very seriously. Has your Dr prescribed any kind of anticoagulant such as coumadin or plavix? Have they done any kind of testing such as angiography? Also, as for the pacemaker preventing a syncopal episode, this is true if the syncope were related to a drop in heart rate but not true if you have a drop in BP or syncope related to decreased blood flow to the brain.
Avatar f tn spinal tap, myelogram, ct scan, mini stroke TIA
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 f tn t even read it and my husband could not understand what I was saying and neither did I although I knew something was going on and nodded when he suggested we go to hospital I was diagnosed with having a TIA the effect lasted about 30 minutes before it wore off, I was sent for MRI scans and blood tests and all came back normal my carotid ultrasound came back totally clear of any blockages and the nurse said it was the cleanest artery she had seen for a long time so why on earth did I have a TIA!