Risk of stroke after heart attack

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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 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 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 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.
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 Volume dependence is a reliable parameter regarding the functionality of the left ventricle but the precise volume from stroke to stroke will vary and be less reliable. When I went to ER from a silent heart attack the echo test reports an EF below 29% (13% EF after a few hours after the echo. Thanks for the question and if you have any followup questions you are welcome to respond. Take care.
Avatar n tn Please consult a cardiologist and neurologist as soon as possible to go through all the investigations like Computerized tomography(CT scan), MRI scan, MRA (magnetic resonance angiogram), Computerized tomography with angiography, Conventional angiogram, Carotid Doppler ultrasound, Heart tests and Blood tests to detect inflammation of the arteries. Please take treatment to avoid stroke according to your risk factors. Hope this helps you. Take care and regards!
Avatar m tn t know what impact having lost a kidney will have, but the risks of heavy alcohol consumption including increased risk of cancer, pancreatitis (which can be fatal), cirrhosis, heart attack, and stroke, to name some. No one can tell you IF any of those things will ever happen to you, or when they would if they do. Some people never experience these problems, and others do after only a few years of heavy drinking.
740140 tn?1232426714 Elevated HS-CRP is related to increased risk for heart attack, restenosis of coronary arteries after angioplasty, stroke, and peripheral vascular disease (PVD). •While elevated cholesterol, LDL and triglycerides and low HDL are all independent risk factors for heart disease and cholesterol build-up, HS-CRP provides additional information about inflammation in the arteries – something not determined by lipid testing alone. To answer the level to be concerned: •Less than 1.
Avatar f tn It may not have been a heart attack, but it could have been an insufficient supply of blood to heart cells with exertion of going up a stairway. Sometimes that can cause heart cell damage so you should see a doctor to have an exam to rule out out anthing serious which appears you have already done. It is difficult to know whether you should wait or have an immediate evaluation...I would call the dotor's office and ask for advice.
Avatar m tn There are many risk factors for heart attacks and stroke and gingivitis is one of them. Proper oral hygiene and regular dental visits will reduce your risk. When was your last dental visit?
Avatar n tn Scientific studies have found that the higher the hs-CRP levels, the higher the risk of having a heart attack. In fact, the risk for heart attack in people in the upper third of hs-CRP levels has been determined to be twice that of those whose hs-CRP level is in the lower third. These prospective studies include men, women and the elderly. Studies have also found an association between sudden cardiac death, peripheral arterial disease and hs-CRP.
Avatar m tn Yes, you are very correct to be greatly concerned. You can go to the American Heart Association's site and search for stroke risk factors. The time when you're most likely to have a stroke is when you've already had one, or had mini-strokes. Having high blood pressure also makes you at risk. Having had a heart attack means you're at extra risk. Many years ago, physicians believed that it was okay to have a blood pressure which was equal to 100 plus your age.
Avatar n tn Could I have possible had a heart attack? I am a 38 yr. old female. Also, if I were to be okay for the evening and go see my doc tomorrow, would he be able to tell if I indeed had a heart attack with blood work or EKG? Thanks so much!
Avatar n tn I'm a 40 yr. old woman and just recently had a stress test that showed a 'problem' with the front part of my heart. My doctor suggested a catherization, which I schedualed for next week. I must say that I'm a little freaked out...no, make that totally freaked out. I understand that this is a rather routine procedure, however, as I was reading a few of the other comments, I now have more concerns. First of all, I'm curious the risk of heart attack and stroke.
Avatar m tn There is an increased risk of ischemic strokes in women with a higher frequency of migraine headaches with aura .Also there is an increased risk of heart attack associated with migraine with aura and the frequency of attacks is very important in determining the risk. High blood pressure, intake of birth control pills and smoking may further increase the risk. All you can do is keep your migraine under control with regular intake of medications. Lose weight if you are overweight.
Avatar f tn she has had alot of trouble over the years with her legs,she will not accept that she is in there as a result of a heart attack,she is certain she is there to get her legs cut off.she has pulledv her i.v. out repeatedly,she is totally irrational.before tuesday she has always been an intelligent, together woman.
1890453 tn?1321074646 It is not really possible to guarantee not having a stroke, but to put things into perspective, anyone can have one due to different circumstances. Any of us could have unknown aneurysms in the brain which could erupt at any moment causing a damaging bleed. Someone else may correct me on this, but I would have thought with such low blood pressure, you are at quite low risk. Your arteries are quite relaxed and not under the stress that mine are for example.
Avatar m tn 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. However, if you've already had a heart attack or stroke, or if you have been found by your doctor to be at high or moderate risk for heart attack or stroke, the benefits of taking aspirin can trump the risks.
Avatar n tn I have elevated blood pressure (~135/90) and am concerned that any straining increases my risk of a heart attack. I have read various definitions of constipation; none of which appear to apply to me (I move my bowels daily, which is much more frequently than "less than 3 times a week" and I don't strain to the point that I cause any tearing or otherwise have any chronic conditions that affect my bowel movements, such as hemorrhoids).
Avatar m tn Conduction disease can be a result of a number of causes including coronary ischemia, medications, and/or underlying problems with the conduction system itself. Minimizing the risk of having a heart attack and/or stroke are targeted at maintaining good cardiovascular fitness -- including optimal BP, diabetes, and lipid control, avoiding tobacco use, and regular diet and exercise.
Avatar f tn Since it is a risk factor for heart disease and stroke, this is important to find out. The current recommended treatment is niacin in a dose of 1-3 grams daily. However, please do not take it without asking your doctor. Take care!
Avatar n tn I am 64, had a heart attack last year and also have a lot of risk factors for stroke. For the last weak I have had constant numbness and a lot of weakness on my left side. I never had the weakness before, nor the numbness around the clock, so it makes me suspect a stroke. I was off my plavix for a few days last week as I have no insurance anymore. How can I differentiate between the stenosis and a stroke.
Avatar n tn How big is the dose of aspirin you take, 75mg isnthe dose people often take to reduce heart attack and stroke risk, any more and you maybe risking stomach problems. My doctor told me not to take aspirin at all ( even though I worry about my own chest pains) as it's an acid and can cause all kinds of problems with the stomach. I think you should speak to your doctor before taking anything like aspirin regularly, it's best to have a professional opinion.