Risk of stroke after surgery

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Avatar n tn is CABG surgery absolutely required for triple-vessel disease as mentioned above? 2. is the risk of stroke or other neuro problems during surgery enhanced because of the carotid artery block? if so, by how much? 3. would the Dean Ornish program or the McDougal program (along with medical management) be more suitable for my father's profile?
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Avatar n tn Hello, There are certain risk factors which may increase a person’s chances of having a stroke after bypass surgery. The inflammatory process and hypercoagulability after surgery puts a person at risk which peaks two days after the surgery. If one is able to identify the etiology of this postoperative risk factor for stroke it can lead to better management of patient with risk of stroke. Your husband’s mental status is affected significantly and he is in coma.
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 Special precautions will be taken to minimize the risk of stroke during and after surgery, though the risk cannot be eliminated entirely. 3. It makes the surgery higher risk. However, if the valve is deteriorating and the ventricle is decompensating, surgery may still be the right option. 4. Yes. 5. No, it should not, unless there is also a lot of scar tissue in there. 6. No. 7.
Avatar f tn bout the size of a grape doing surgery via nose Has anyone had complications afterwards.
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 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 Hi. My question is: How much of risk is there of stroke when ablating unifocal PVCs in the left outflow track? Is it something that the doctor HAS to say even though the risk is very slight? Or, is is something that happens somewhat frequently? I average 2300 PVCs in 24 hours with palpitations which have been keeping me from my firefighter job. I am 45. I've been on atenolol and metoprolol... both with progressively increased dosages and neither producing resolution.
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.
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Avatar n tn It seems that I'm hearing of more possible complications from valve replacement surgery than bypass surgery. My friend, who is 43, had triple bypass surgery recently, due to a very serious blockage that the cardiologist said was to the point of causing a massive heart attack from which he would not have recovered, and it seems like when the surgery is done to correct the problem, there's is not much more to worry about after that.
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 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 There is for this reason a much higher rate of neurological complications with this kind of surgery, but this is acceptable because the risk of death from the surgery is so high. It may be that they gave him so much sedation over the last two days that it is going to take him several more days to recover his bearings. This is usually seen in the elderly who may be slow metabolizers of sedatives.
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 n tn My Mother suffered one of those and she seemed to change into another person. However, after a couple of years, most of her came back. Heart surgery does pose a risk for strokes and although probably wrong, it may be worth asking the Dr what he/she thinks. Mini/mild strokes do not usually show the symptoms of the face dropping on one side or the body being weak on one side. Many people have mini strokes and don't even realise.
Avatar n tn I don't know about the diagnosis, (just as a guess, I would have thought that abdominal surgery of this kind COULD carry a risk of blood clots post-surgery. At least, I would expect that risk myself...) But I am sorry you lost your dog, your best friend.
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with a PFO in April 1998, after suffering a stroke. I was 40 at the time. Diagnosis was made on the results of a TEE,after spending 5 days in the hospital and exhausting many tests to determine the cause.I was basically given the option of the percutaneous procedure that you are considering or Coumadin therapy probably for the rest of my life. I decided on the drug therapy because at the time the other procedures were considered experimental.
Avatar f tn Can someone tell me what kind of meds works best for the pain in the head. I tried Vicodin but got tired of being nausea, Then I was on Butalbital and that was worse-didnt help the pain. Now I have pain on the right side (tumor was left frontal). I had to start the Vicodin again to ease the pain but have to tolerate the nausea. How do you know if your brain is swelling? So many questions and no answers....
Avatar f tn Im sorry for not getting back to all of you I had a bad week. I was referred to a new Dr as mine was retiring and this Dr doesnt believe in Narcotics so I was taken off the vicodin--cold turkey. this Dr would not even give me enough to taper off. The only thing that works for the pain but what was worse was the withdrawls for 3 days. Needless to say I am seeing a new Dr this week.
Avatar n tn She is now on Warfarin and many other medication. and I am worried if the risk from surgery ie stroke from a loosened clot or plaque will be worse than letting her live on fearfully with this condition without any further invasive intervention. This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/254439'>treatment for greater than 99% occluded middle right carotid artery</a>.
Avatar n tn Millions of Americans are in this high-risk category. Stroke Prevention The FDA recommends regular aspirin use to prevent a stroke in people who have suffered a transient ischemic attack (TIA or mini-stroke). Aspirin also helps prevent a second or recurrent stroke and, as with heart attacks, lessens the damaging effects of a stroke that does occur.
Avatar n tn Ideally your daugher will be seeing a neuro-ophthalmololgist or a strabismus specialist. Because there are so many types of eye problems after stroke you will need to get specifics on the problem and proposed treatment from the Eye MD ophthalmologist. Very important to control risk factors so she doesn't have another stroke: control: blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, smoking, diet, exercise body weight.
Avatar n tn A transient stroke needs prompt medical attention as it is a warning of serious risk of a major stroke. Cerebral thrombosis occurs when a blood clot (thrombus) forms in an artery (blood vessel) supplying blood to the brain. Furred-up blood vessels with fatty patches of atheroma (arteriosclerosis) may make a thrombosis more likely. The clot interrupts the blood supply and brain cells are starved of oxygen.
Avatar m tn unless a separate risk of thrombosis now attaches post-op because of the surgery and not from the original condition
Avatar n tn Doing too much or too firm Swedish massage techniques on someone who has a risk of blood clotting could possibly induce a stroke or heart attack. *Surgical Implants: If an individual has any kind of stent or apparatus implanted into a vein/artery which is superficial (in the neck would be considered superficial, but inside the rib cage is not superficial), the therapist must avoid pressing over that area so as not to dislodge or damage it or surrounding tissues.