Risk of stroke after stroke

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Avatar m tn Thrombolysis (dissolving the clot with medication within three hours of stroke) is let’s say, the recommended treatment for stroke. However, if patient has risk factors for post thrombolysis bleeding such as previous heart attack, high blood pressure, old age, fragile condition of blood vessels etc, then the doctor may advise against this treatment. This may be the reason your father was not taken up for thrombolysis.
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Avatar n tn since strokes can follow an angiogram days or weeks after the procedure, when the pt is home, how can this stroke be included in the risk calculation?? It is also clear that google is in a total confusion re the calculation that ranges from one in 2000 to 3 in 100. In addition, micro and/or mine strokes can occur without detection since brain scan is not done after each angiogram. In conclusion, an angiogram is an out of control procedure!!! Where did I go wrong??
Avatar f tn I have never heard of that before. I don't honestly see how it could cause a stroke. I know that stroke is the biggest risk of afib.
Avatar m tn For ischemic strokes, thrombolytics can be used to help dissolve the clot quickly. Ideally, thrombolytics must be given within 3 hours of the first stroke symptoms. And if he is at risk for bleeding, its best he continue with plavix only. Most functional recovery occurs within the first 3 months. After this, further recovery is possible, but it is generally limited. So, if his symptoms are improving you can be optimistic. Continue with his medications and physiotherapy. Good Luck. Regards.
Avatar n tn the symptoms were a slight paralysis of his right hand, which recovered after a week. When I found out however (he did not tell me), i was shocked and began worrying that he might have a recurrence. He has changed his diet since the incident, exercises 2 times a week and is on statin drugs. But I have read articles that a worse recurrent stroke usually happens in within 5 years. Is this true, even though he has has changed his lifestyle?
Avatar n tn Therefore, I would suggest following the suggestion made by them and recovery will be although slow but most of the functions may be restored. In addition, it is essential to know that risk of stroke recurrence may be reduced such as by quitting smoking and controlling blood pressure. Hope this helps.
Avatar m tn And also controlling high risk factors like diabetes and hypertension. Depending on the area of brain affected she would have manifested the symptoms. With control of high risk factors and rehabilitation, she is likely to improve. Good luck with her recovery. Regards.
Avatar n tn Another possiblity (though less likely perhaps given your multiple stroke risk factors) is could this be MS rather than stroke? Visual loss could have been optic neuritis and the "stroke" in cerebellum could be a plaque. Certainly don't mean to alarm you, just let you know that there may be other possibolities. There are special types of MRI that can easily distinguish between a stroke an dMS.
Avatar f tn htm Alcohol can also interfere with the function of blood pressure medication. Elevated blood pressure is a primary risk factor in inducing stroke.
Avatar m tn Babies born with heart problems (congenital heart defects) may be at an increased risk of having strokes before, during, or after surgery, for a variety of reasons. MRIs can show evidence of old brain injuries, such as strokes, but do not give an exact time/date that the injury occurred. The basal ganglia are structures located deep inside the brain that are important for controlling movement.
Avatar m tn Did your husband ever get any physical therapy or speech therapy after his stroke? I got physical therapy a year and half later after my stroke, in addition to the physical therapy and speech therapy that I got following my stroke. It could probably help your husband.
Avatar n tn I just got out of the hospital after suffering a few mini strokes. I was released after 3 days and doctors are still confused. I have mini stroke or seizure? as my dx. They released with with aspirin and a pat on the back. First day my arm went linp and I went to call for help my mouth would not move and my speech was slurred, it only lasted a minute. 2nd day, I went to yell at my dog for stealing food and my left leg went limp and again my speech slurred.
Avatar n tn I would like another child but would like to know the risks of this happening again during or after prenancy? I saw 2 neurologists, 1 said there was no risk of this ever happening again pregnancy or not, but the other said he would reccomend that i did'nt get pregnant as the risks were to high and if i did i would need a c-section? I have had 3 healthy pregnancies in the past, no problems with high blood pressure( pregnant or not.), no misscarriges and no other medical problems. many thanks!
531662 tn?1239203696 I suffered a brain stem stroke the day after Mother's Day and went from the hospital directly to a rehab hospital. Against my therapists wishes, I came home. I felt my progress had slowed to a minimum and it no longer made sense to be away any longer. I am not able to take care of all my own needs but most daily things I can manage. I'm only 46 years old and had no risk factors. My biggest problem right now is the dizziness that they tell me will eventually go away.
Avatar n tn Excluding a new stroke, do symptoms several months after a stroke get worse than symptoms at the time of the stroke. The symptoms after the stroke should get better or stay the same but not get worse, right? New scans show resolution, but symptoms persist.
Avatar n tn Hi, Migraine meds like Topamax and triptans are not usually prescribed for patients who have suffered from stroke or are at a high risk of stroke. NSAIDS are comparatively safe for patients with stroke. You can even try alternate therapies like magnesium and B complex supplements, acupressure, acupuncture and biofeedback therapy. Good luck!
Avatar n tn Then they could have given him blood thinners to help him break down the clot with no risk of it being a bleed in his brain. They didn't know what kind of stroke he had for more than 24 hours and then he had had a major stroke. I asked for him to be transferred to a hospital with and MRI but they said they couldn't and that he was getting the same treatment that they would be giving him at Western or Sunny Brook.
Avatar m tn In addition, it is essential to know that risk of stroke recurrence may be reduced such as by quitting smoking and controlling blood pressure. Hope this helps.
Avatar n tn You can reach me off-line -- how do we do that -- I'd like to learn more about your neurologist. I'm kind of in-between now. I developed migraines after the stroke so went down to Georgetown to see a migraine specialist down there, but she's moving to Texas - Dr. Kittner is a great doctor, but he's more of a stroke guy vs. migraine & stroke. I'm just curious about your doctor. I'm happy to share more info about my pregnancies. After Dr.
Avatar n tn I surrvived a stroke almost 6yrs. ago...2 weeks after my son was born, I was 29 at the time. I am now 35 and about 3mos. pregnant. It was not an easy decision, but I have been stable all this time and the docs said that I should be fine. There is one other person who I write to who had 2 more babies after having her stroke. It definitely helps to have to her to talk to....It's not an easy decision!
Avatar n tn He doesn't seem to think that I am at a higher risk than anyone else for problems, even with prior history of stroke. I am still leary about it though. Did you talk to your gynecologist about blood thinners etc... if you were to get pregnant again? I just wondered who told you your information because my neuro did not really give me any details of that nature.
Avatar n tn Could it be because of the scar tissue formed in the right hemisphere that the synaptic impluses are not communicating right? Thus causing siezures.? I read that only like 5-10% of stroke pts have siezures down the road. He also has a bad short term memory.. and loses track of keys,phone etc way more than normal and forgets simple things that he has talked about. Can I expect for the memory loss to get better or worse? please help..
Avatar f tn My wife do not have teeth. She neer used dentures. After stroke she had swallowing problem. She also vomitted. She had problem with semi solid food too. Probably her Na and Cl levels were affected. She was given NaCL capsules before food. That solved her problem. She is 70. She had dementia. She prefers liquid foods. Please consult your doctor on these points. In case of my wife her speech is not affected.
Avatar n tn My dad is 76 and had a massive stroke to the left side of his brain, after the stroke he was in the hospital for 5 days and sent to acute rehab. He was there for 4 days and developed severe aspiration pnemonia and was put in ICU for 3 or 4 days and then in a regular room for about another 8 days, then Humana woud not approve him for acute rehab and sent him to a su acute rehab/nursing home where he was for 6 days.
Avatar n tn Lahinva, it sounds like your dad may have been bumped down two levels rather than one. As I understand it, Medicare pays for three different levels of care after a stroke. First is a hospital, until medically stabilized. (My husband was in hosp for a bit over a week after his May 28 brain bleed.) If they think the patient can tolerate and will benefit from intensive rehab, Medicare supports up to several weeks of what they call "acute rehab".
Avatar m tn Again we informed by a physician who gave us a second opinion that Mirtazapene is not recommended for those who have strokes, because it can in fact increase risk of more strokes. After we brought him home, with the assistance of a psychiatrist, the seroquel was withdawn and he was monitored for two weeks. After this the psychiatrist instructed us to reduce Mitazapene to 30mg and after a couple of weeks 15mg which he is currently still on.
Avatar n tn I suppose it is possible, but it may be more likely that in your husband's particular case the stroke caused the fall as there appears to be a stuttering aspect to the initial presentation of the stroke. It is well known that strokes occuring after a fall may be due to fat embolism after a traumatic bone fracture. A little piece of fat gets into the circulation and clogs up an artery in the brain leading to stroke.