Risk of stroke after stroke

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575214 tn?1218040360 Am I still at risk for another stroke even if I had a Patent forum ovale (heart) closed two months after stroke. Which they think was the cause. Is this a serious issue- Hypolplastic A1 segment?
Avatar n tn The rsik of stroke is higher when in Afib than when not. However, for true statistics, i recommend you look on the american heart association website under their entry for a-fib. Being on blood thinner is the right course of action. Talk to a professional about the true risk differential. Best wishes.
Avatar f tn you need to be evaluated by a physician for any concomitant risk factors which could jeopardize and put you at risk of a stroke. Hope this helps. Take care.
Avatar m tn Consider Cannabis as Cause of Stroke in Younger Patients Sue Hughes Jan 22, 2013 Cannabis-related stroke is not a myth, and cannabis use should be considered a risk factor for ischemic stroke, a new review of the literature concludes. The review, published in the February issue of Stroke, was conducted by a team led by Valérie Wolff, MD, from the University Hospital of Strasbourg, France. Dr.
Avatar f tn There were tons of people who answered another question that may have been on a different website who had had strokes in their 20's and sometimes even younger. By any chance was your stroke a carotid artery dissection? This one is the most common one for people ages 30-60 which is also considered young for a stroke. And what generally causes it is trauma from a car accident, chiropractic treatment, sneezing, coughing, or just spontaneously for no reason.
Avatar n tn I do not know your stroke risk factors, but your symptoms are atypical for stroke as it does not fit a typical distribution, however it does not necessarily mean you didn't have a stroke. If the stroke is very small, it may not show up on a CT scan. In these cases, an MRI is usually better. The episode of Left facial numbness is the most worrisome of the episodes.
Avatar n tn This is because the success with opening it when it has been occluded for some time is very low and the risk of causing a stroke is high The risk of havinga stroke after the blood vessel is blocked is very low.
Avatar f tn Focus now on having excellent control of your diabetes. If you have good - excellent control you are not at risk of having stroke or heart attack. I have had 2 successful diabetic pregnancies. I am also fit and healthy now though I continue to use insulin. I want to control my diabetes very well so I can take good care of my children.
Avatar f tn For some time in the hospital, she had very short rapid breaths which subsided after Sunday. Six days after her stroke which is today, September 30th, her conditions remain as is : 1. She can open her eyes and look around a little bit, and move her head slightly (she is a right hemiplegia) 2. She can raise her left arm and move her left leg 3. She has the ability to squeeze with her left hand, but cannot move her right arm at all. 3.
Avatar f tn look up an research natural healing rebuild his body inside an out he will do very well with diet rich in fresh veggies an fruits juices an soups and look up benefits of coconut oil saturated fats like avocados. learning ways to improve his health will be best course of action.
Avatar f tn I had a carotid artery dissection stroke about 5 years ago with continuing disabilities. I am concerned about the risk of having another stroke which has a greater chance of mortality and poorer rehab. (After bad side effects from Prolia, my skull is bruising very easily, even from just lying in bed for an extended amount of time after a spinal tap.
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 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 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 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 n tn can a stroke victim become violent or unpredicdable after having a stroke also become more demanding ?
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.
1226884 tn?1272081604 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 I looked up about installing a stent in the carotid artery to open up my nearly completely closed carotid artery. It said that there is risk of having a stroke either during the surgical procedure or within 30 days. I don't recall what the other risks were, but I think I remember a small risk of death as well. Also the literature said that following the surgery, the artery often closes up again.
542997 tn?1214750350 The cause of the stroke was unknown. I have no history of strokes in my family and as far as I knew I was very healthy. I am active, I have a healthy lifestyle, etc. I was wondering in what ways should I be cautious. Is drinking alcohol in any amount acceptable? Is it okay to run? What should I limit and what should I avoid?
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 n tn s stroke specialist or general neurologist is key to ensuring that her risk factors for stroke are managed, so that the risk of recurrent stroke is minimized. Thank you for using the forum, I hope you find this information useful, good luck.
Avatar f tn Risk factors for stroke include advanced age, hypertension (high blood pressure), previous stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA), diabetes, high cholesterol, cigarette smoking, atrial fibrillation, the contraceptive pill, migraine with aura, and thrombophilia (a tendency to thrombosis), patent foramen ovale and several rarer disorders. High blood pressure is the most important modifiable risk factor of stroke.
Avatar f tn From your MRI findings of brain it is evident that you have suffered ischemic damage which makes you more at risk of stroke. However if you modify your dietary habits, do regular physical exercise and keep your BP and sugar levels in control the risk of stroke will be reduced. Please follow the advice of your PCP and get all the blood tests done, take zocor regularly to keep your cholesterol levels under control. Hope this helps!
Avatar f tn For TIA the diagnostic challenge is greater, and the ‘mimic’ rate higher (and more varied), because there is no definitive diagnostic test. TIA heralds a high risk of early ischaemic stroke, and in many cases the stroke can be prevented if the cause is identified," http://pn.bmj.