Risk of stroke after heart attack

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Avatar m tn Calcium boosts risk of heart attack, stroke for women, study finds https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-checkup/post/calcium-boosts-risk-of-heart-attack-stroke-for-women-study-finds/2011/04/19/AFKcJK5D_blog.
469720 tn?1388146349 Stroke Risk Factors Some stroke risk factors are hereditary. Others are a function of natural processes. Still others result from a person's lifestyle. You can't change factors related to heredity or natural processes, but those resulting from lifestyle or environment can be modified with the help of a healthcare professional. Fortunately, most risk factors are under our control What risk factors for stroke can't be changed?
1344197 tn?1392819171 A number of studies have suggested that hysterectomy with the removal of ovaries prior to age 50 may increase the risk for heart attack and stroke. Given the fact that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women, and hysterectomy is such a common surgery, further investigation was warranted. A recent European study published in the European Heart Journal has helped bring this issue to the forefront. This large study looked at 800,000 women under the age of 50.
469720 tn?1388146349 Below is an exerpt from a direct to consumer advertisement on clopidogrel---- If you have been diagnosed with P.A.D., you need to learn how to lower your risk of heart attack or stroke. Individuals with P.A.D. have more than double the risk of heart attack or stroke compared to people who don't have P.A.D. Now is the time to explore all your treatment options to help reduce that risk, including P.A.D. medications like Plavix® (clopidogrel bisulfate).
Avatar m tn The study included 40 healthy men, between the ages of 55 and 70, who had no heart disease risk factors. Ten of the men had never exercised for more than two hours a week. The remaining 30 had exercised for at least seven hours a week for more than five years, either beginning before age 30 or after age 40. Their regular exercise involved either cycling or running.
214864 tn?1229715239 2, 2007) — Older women who experience at least one full-blown panic attack may have an increased risk of having a heart attack or stroke and an increased risk of death in the next five years, according to a new report. Panic attacks involve the sudden development of fear, anxiety or extreme discomfort accompanied by four or more additional symptoms, according to background information in the article.
Avatar n tn there ae a number of reasons that people suffer heart attack -high blood pressure being one of them- people can have other risk factors like high cholestorol ,,family history ,previous heart attack or stroke ,diabetes ,underlying heart condition
Avatar m tn I am praying for a heart attack or stroke right now.
Avatar n tn Am I at any greater risk for having any more heart problems than anyone else after a bypass?? I am thin, exercise and as my sugeon put it "have diabetes and bad genes" I had no sign of this coming in Sept. I'm doing all I can to stay healthy, but was wondering about the risk for a second heart attack or even a second stroke. Are there any questions I definitely should be asking?? Thank you in advance for taking the time to look at this and reply.
Avatar m tn Calcium boosts risk of heart attack, stroke for women, study finds www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-checkup/post/calcium-boosts-risk-of-heart-attack-stroke-for-women-study-finds/2011/04/19/AFKcJK5D_blog.
Avatar f tn There is consensus with medical community to continue anti-platelet medication after a heart attack, implantation of stents and CABG. The good doctor from expert forum states Plavix is unnecessary and aspirin is sufficient. After a stent implant my cardiologist put me on Plavix and aspirin for a year...then dropped Plavix and continued with aspirin. There is some evidence that Plavix helps prevent restenosis with a drug eluding stent up to about a year.
Avatar m tn Researchers took 23,000 people and studied their risk factors for heart disease. They found that changes in diet reduced heart attack risk by 81 percent. How could such simple changes deliver such amazing results? By lowering blood pressure and reducing inflammation. This comes as no surprise to NHD panel member Dr. Dwight Lundell. He was a heart surgeon for 25 years and performed over 5,000 open-heart surgeries. During his career he’s pioneered several innovative advances in coronary medicine.
Avatar m tn Aspirin or coumadin are for clots, (Antithrombotic and Thrombolytic Therapy), the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) recommended coumadin for atrial fibrillation patients at high risk of stroke, aspirin for patients at low risk of stroke, and either drug of patients with an intermediate risk. The ACCP defines a low-risk patient as younger than 65 years with no predisposing risk factors (e.g., previous stroke, TIA, embolism, heart failure, hypertension, diabetes).
Avatar n tn Others include diabetes, prior heart attack, abnormalities of heart rhythm, tobacco, family history of heart attack/stoke..to name a few. One type of stroke, hemmoragic stroke, can occur when the blood pressure is too high. This causes a blood clot to form in the brain after rupture of one of the vessels. Another form of stroke (lacunar) is caused by changes a the very small perforating blood vessels. The changes occur over time and the biggest risk factor is long standing hypertension.
Avatar f tn I have no diabetes, no family history of heart problems or stroke or coronary artery disease. My chlorestoral levels are perfect, I don't smoke, I occassionaly drink, I hardly excercise, I stress a heart attack alot and fear of dying. All show negative towards heart attack. When I wake up in the morning my chest bone in the middle feels some what tight. It is on and off pain.
Avatar f tn It is hard to give you an estimate of your risk of stroke or heart attack with the limited information available but generally speaking the risk of heart attack or stroke for a 20 year old is low. Your lipid profile shows a completely normal LDL cholesterol but a low HDL cholesterol. I would recommend that you consult with an internist or a cardiologist to review your medical history as well as the lipid profile, so that you can mitigate your long-term risk of cardiovascular problems.
469720 tn?1388146349 Early Warning Symptom for the #1 Killer of Women Is Under-recognized Heart disease is the #1 killer of women in the United States. Peripheral arterial disease (PAD)-clogged or narrowed arteries in the legs-is a red flag that the same process may be going on elsewhere because PAD is associated with other life-threatening vascular diseases. Through early detection, interventional radiologists can save women from future stroke, heart attack, and early death.
976897 tn?1379167602 Hi Ed, Aspirin is indicated to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke in persons who have had a previous heart attack or ischemic stroke, or who are at high risk for these events. The high-risk patient may have any of the following conditions: Previous TIA or Stroke, Chest pain (stable angina), History of heart procedures, such as angioplasty or bypass surgery, Myocardial Infarction, Peripheral vascular disease, and claudication.
Avatar n tn Yes it is possible and it is usually stated at the time of signing the consent form that there is a risk of stroke or heart attack. I believe that also clotting material can build up around the heart valves and dislodge at any moment.
2175879 tn?1338355028 My MRI results came in. This time my neurologist actually found proof that I had a stroke. First they thought it was a TIA, then an ear ache, and then I kinda forced the issue, they did another MRI and actually found a small "disruption" on my right side of my brain. I can't tell you how relieved that makes me.
461838 tn?1255790216 actually my first shot with at least a weeks worth of riba taken daily. Some diarrhea, some aches and nausea, slept late, pretty uneventful today, a little essental tremors and sleepy.Not too bad.
4523627 tn?1361648436 It is used in certain patients to decrease the risk of stroke.
Avatar n tn Indeed, mounting evidence reported in a number of leading medical journals now suggests that if you’re healthy and not at significant risk for a heart attack, you should not be taking aspirin preventively. That’s because the studies show that aspirin doesn’t reduce the risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke in healthy people. Furthermore, the potential risk of a cerebral hemorrhage, gastrointestinal bleeding, and ulcers outweighs any heart benefits the aspirin might provide.
Avatar n tn t think that PACs or PVCs would increase your risk of birth control-related risks for heart attack, stroke and clots unless you had some structural heart defect. Smoking *definitely* increases your risk dramatically, so kudos to you for quitting! You've done wonderful things for your health there.
Avatar f tn Did you know that Homocysteine is the primary cause of seriously debilitating conditions like Stroke, Heart Attack, Coronary Heart Disease, Cancer, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Dementia and Alzheimer's. Elevated levels of Homocysteine is like having countless slivers of glass moving through your bloodstream slicing and shredding your most delicate tissues inside your arteries and brain. What Are the Risk Factors for High Homocysteine (HCY) Levels?