Risk of stroke after tia

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Avatar n tn This is worrisome for a blocked artery in the neck called carotid artery and is considered a warning sign for a major stroke. Treatment consists of surgical or endovascular opening of the artery on an urgent basis. This is probably the most well known type of TIA requiring immediate attention that is recognized by all types of docs.
Avatar n tn Hello Dear, As you are at a risk of developing TIA you shold avoid exertion.You should keep your blood pressure levels monitored and follow up your doctor regularly.Be cautious and note if any neurological deficits develop. A possible benefit may exist by administering antiplatelet therapy with aspirin and clopidogrel.
Avatar n tn More information is needed such as where the numbness is, which eye is affected, what kind of vision loss, how long the episodes are, the nature of your accident - head injury, loss of consciousness, your neurological examination, medications and drug use, etc... Based on the brief post, there a large numnber of things that this could represent including migraine, post-concussive syndrome, seizures, or TIAs among a number of other possibilities.
Avatar f tn The episode you described in which you had a temporary loss of your left peripheral visual field indeed sounds very much like it could have been a TIA. I am assuming that in your ophthalmologic evaluation, they did in fact confirm that you have not sustained any permanent damage to the optic nerve head as optic nerve damage can also produce visual field deficits. It would be important to clarify whether the left visual field was absent in both eyes vs. just one.
Avatar m tn My girlfriend recently exhibited signs of a miniature stroke in the late afternoon. One experienced dizziness, numbness in the face, slurred speech, and some confusion/disorientation. She immediately called the hospital and the nurse on the line noted that she was slurring her speech, and that the symptoms described were similar to those of a miniature stroke. She left work and was admitted to the emergency room, where she had to wait until late evening until she was given a ct scan.
Avatar m tn same sequence of events happened hours later after work except all on the opposite side! Can a stroke or tia happen twice like that in one day on opposite sides at different times?? Could it have been two separate migraines that effected each side???
Avatar n tn Discuss with your physicians the use of anticoagulation therapy and further evaluation. The side effects of anticoagulation therapy has to be weighed against the future risk of stroke incidence. Meanwhile, stay calm and relax.Unnecessary worryimg would not help. Just keep a close follow up with your physician. I hope this helps. Keep us posted regarding your progress.
Avatar n tn I believe this difference is due to my symptoms being strongly suggestive of a stroke, while all the tests I have taken find no evidence of stroke or TIA. I'd like your advice please. I am a 54 year old male. I have good blood pressure, am not diabetic nor a smoker. I've had the following tests: Closed MRI/MRA with and without contrast MRA Echocardiogram Stress Test C-Reactive Protein Test All results came back normal. My PCP believes that proves nothing.
Avatar n tn Doctors don't seem concerned. Wondering if these events are b/c of my surgery or after affects of the TIA. I keep pushing to get going and trying to hit the gym 6 days a week. I hear that sometimes it takes up to a year to recover. YIKES.
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 But a late CT scan will always help in knowing the anatomical location of TIA, which will serve as a reference point for further evaluation. There is a 90-day risk of developing stroke after a TIA. The 90-day risk of stroke after a transient ischemic attack has been estimated to be approximately 10 percent, with one half of strokes occurring within the first two days of the attack.
Avatar n tn The chance of having a stroke approximately doubles for each decade of life after age 55, heredity, race, gender, history of previous TIA or stroke, hypertension, diabetes, smoking, poor physical activity, poor diet, hyperlipidemia etc. I would suggest that you visit a urologist and rule out all the risk factors listed above and take appropriate treatment. Best.
Avatar f tn For first two days i am absolutely normal, except the numbness and once difficulty to walk down the stairs. After 2 days of numbness, i couldn't think. i have difficulty answering question and difficulty understanding what i read and hear and doing. i forgot what i have seen and heard and difficulty explaining something. i loss my imagination and become unaware of my environment. i have difficulties catch up with my environment and peoples speach and i lost my knowledge.
424634 tn?1277861128 Not really much of a question, more of a statement of confusion. I don't get it. I had an incident 7 months ago where I had a gray curtain come down over the left visual field of my left eye. I was working at my desk, with my head down, and it came from the upper left hand corner down, almost as a shadow of a person walking into my peripheral vision. As I looked up it went away. As it was maybe 5 seconds long, I didn't think much of it at the time, other than that it was weird.
Avatar n tn With a PFO (patent foremen ovale), the clots that would normally go the lung can pass from the right side to the left side of the heart and cause a transient ischemic attach (TIA) or stroke. If the suspicion is high that this is a TIA, you should be on coumadin if there are no other contraindications. Until you see the neurologist, aspirin is fine, although you should see the neurologist soon. Hope this helps and happy holidays.
Avatar m tn We are planning to get her hormone levels tested at a local compounding pharmacy with the supervision of her OB/GYN. Could her potential TIA (numbness, heaviness of legs, loss of the ability to talk for 15 minutes) be similar to a siezure? Since there appeared to be no blockage from the CT scan and the carotid artery scan. I was wondering since there appears to be no physical explanation, could her symptoms be explained by out of balance body chemistry ...
Avatar n tn hello, I'm am 28 years old and I had a fetal death at 10 weeks in August of 2006 and in December 2006, I was rushed to the emergency because I had a ''mini stoke '' or as doctors call it a (TIA). They did all kinds of labs and genectic testing and there was no known cause for the TIA or stoke. they did put me on Plavix a blood thinner that I have to take once a day I'm guessing for life and also taking Folic Acid. Here I am 6 months later and want to get pregnant again.
Avatar f tn Hi, How are you? The symptoms and signs of a TIA usually resolve after a few hours. However, diagnostic tests such as ECG, head CT scan or brain MRI may help rule out stroke, which may present with the same symptoms. Normally, these tests are normal. Other diagnostic tests to check high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, and other causes of and risk factors for TIAs or stroke may also be done.
Avatar f tn Your symptoms might probably be more related to the cause of your TIA rather than as the after-effects of it. It would be advisable to treat any condition that might be a risk factor for stroke, including hypertension, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, hyperhomocysteinemia, blood disorders, sleep apnea, migraine, obesity, carotid and peripheral artery disease.
Avatar n tn I suffered a stroke 4 years ago and a TIA 10 months ago. After the first stroke, they told me that it was likely a result of birth control. The TIA occurred while I was off the birth control and while taking aspirin daily. I am now taking Plavix daily and no one seems to be able to tell me why this keeps happening. I just stumbled upon this site and cried while reading all of your comments.
Avatar n tn The doctor found a piece of scare tissue in his brain after a cat scan. How likely is this to have been the cause of a TIA and if so, can they determind how long ago this happened? I have read that he is at risk of another stroke within 90 days of this. Any insight?
Avatar n tn doctors have been doing a work-up for stroke/tia. mri and mra have been ok except for a question of remote stroke in right frontal area. i don'tthink my symptoms are vascular, but something like als. what do i do next?
Avatar n tn they said maybe its something thats developing over time and MRis just arent picking it up yet. so my questions to you are 1)Are the stroke neuros right in saying to rule out stroke and TIA? 2)Have you guys ever come across or heard about any condition like this( left side arm;leg;tounge subjective sensation with facial tingling but with normal strenth now happening daily and for most of day)?
Avatar n tn TIAs usually encompass specific areas of the body, not the whole body. We think of TIA usually occuring on one side of the body, or just a particular limb, or with nausea and vomiting with vertigo, loss of vision in one eye, etc. Usually it does not involve a progressive whole body phenomena. Certainly, this can happen but would be unusual. I would contact your father's neurologist and get some testing performed.
Avatar n tn Also, pregnancy can cause the blood to clot so it can be considered a risk factor. The dr can put you on some type of blood thinner. A TIA is VERY serious.
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 You should consult your doctor about it, also you have to be alert as a TIA may increase the risk of stroke and be cautious about neurological symptoms like weakness of muscles.
277836 tn?1359669774 Hi, like your doctor mentioned, it could most probably be an ocular migraine again. This is more so as the problems with vision was followed by a headache. It can also be TIA, which can present as single symptoms or multiple. This could be more relevant if you are a smoker, are overweight, have a positive family history, are a diabetic and have hypertension. But usually in cases of TIAs the imaging studies may not present any abnormality.
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 f tn The doctor assigned to me told me he didn't think I had a TIA because I have no risk factors, no family history, and I'm too young. He had no idea what happened but said if it happened again, he would draw some spinal fluid to check for MS. So....he sent me home without a clue and I decided to look for a Neurologist on my own. My gut feeling wasn't good about the doctor sending me home telling me to come back if it happens again. He is an Internal Medicine doctor with a DO.