Risk of stroke after tia

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469720 tn?1388146349 Stroke Risk Factors Some stroke risk factors are hereditary. Others are a function of natural processes. Still others result from a person's lifestyle. You can't change factors related to heredity or natural processes, but those resulting from lifestyle or environment can be modified with the help of a healthcare professional. Fortunately, most risk factors are under our control What risk factors for stroke can't be changed?
338734 tn?1377160168 Went to hospital ER due to stroke symptoms. Had CT and MRI as well as bubble echo. Suggestion of shunt. To follow up with TEE.
639965 tn?1228344380 I had my second TIA in two years back in September. well TIA's are Trans Ichemic Attacks.. The symptoms are supposed to disolve themselves in a matter of 24 hours. Well i had a problem with left sided weakness. I stil have the problem even 5 weeks after the stroke. ..it's 5 weeks today. So anyway I went to see a nuerologist the other day. I actually saw a PA.. anyway the guy told me to take 5 steps I took 3 and lost my balance on my right side which is opposite my left.. anyway..
1131994 tn?1260284673 I am currently off nights but no-one really seems to know if there is a significant risk with the physical,and emotional stresses of night duty on a busy psychiatric intensive care unit and increased risk of recurrent TIA, or worse. I do notparticularly want to work nights, but am slightly embarassed that colleagues are having to change their shift patterns to accomodate my situation.
Avatar f tn Thank you for the response Dr. Sharma. He did experience a tia within 24 hours of surgery that was recognized by the MRI when he went back to the hospital. The only symptoms he's experiencing right now are headache, neck pain and continued weakness in the affected arm. The surgeon relayed that these symptoms are normal after surgery and that it is highly unlikely that he would suffer another tia or stroke due to the occlusion.
Avatar n tn 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. I've been to my OBGYN and Neurologist and don't give me a straight answer on whether it would be save or not. All they tell me is I will be a high risk pregnancy.
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.
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 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 f tn Apparently I suffered a mini stroke yesterday.Spent the day at emergency. I feel very tired and weak. They will be doing two more tests to follow up.
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.
Avatar f tn spinal tap, myelogram, ct scan, mini stroke TIA
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 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 f tn A TIA is a temporary interruption of blood flow to a part of your brain. A TIA is also a sign of an impending Stroke . The signs and symptoms of TIA are the same as for a stroke, but they last for a shorter period — several minutes to 24 hours — and then disappear, without leaving apparent permanent effects. A TIA may indicate that you're at risk of a full-blown stroke. People who have had a TIA are much more likely to have a stroke than those who haven't had a TIA.
Avatar n tn Thanks you answered a question I've been asking around all over. I was in the hospital last year. They orginally took a CAT scan and said I had a possible small stroke but it was really definiate. After 4 days they took an MRI which didn't show any evidence of a STroke. I have MVP with severe regurgitation. so I am at risk for stoke. I was told to take an ecotrin every day. On currently seeing a cardiogist every 3 months for that condition.
Avatar m tn and the blockage breaks up quickly and dissolved. High blood pressure and family history of stroke are major risk for TIAs and stroke. TIAs are a warning sign that stroke may indeed occur. While urinary tract infections can be easily managed with antibiotic therapy, it is recommended that you go for regular follow-up with your attending physician for proper evaluation and management of risk factors. Take care and do keep us posted.
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.
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Avatar f tn Hi ~ I had a TIA when I was on birth contol pills many years ago and was told back then that I should never go on birth control again due to the risk of having another TIA however my gynecologist suggested that I try Mirena which is an intra-uterine device that releases a low dose of hormone. She said the risk of stroke is minimal because of the type of hormone released. I am looking for a neurologists opinion on this.
Avatar f tn Hi everyone. I'm new to the forum and am completely baffled. Wednesday morning I woke up with a stiff left leg, couldn't move it without dragging it. Shortly after, my left leg and left arm went weak. I was stumbling, slurring my words, and according to my husband, a bit disoriented. I was sweating profusely and was as white as a sheet. About 35 minutes into it, I was able to calm down enough to take my blood pressure and it was 172/109 and my pulse was 118.
Avatar n tn It is important to make sure that the symptoms are due to migraine and not due to TIA. The chances of TIA are more if you have risk factor for stroke like high BP, cholesterol, positive history of smoking and alcoholism. Please get a clinical evaluation done by your GP.
Avatar m tn Calcium boosts risk of heart attack, stroke for women, study finds https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-checkup/post/calcium-boosts-risk-of-heart-attack-stroke-for-women-study-finds/2011/04/19/AFKcJK5D_blog.
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?