Stroke after aneurysm

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Avatar f tn The only reason she survived it was because she had had a shunt inserted in her head a few years prior after a stroke. 4 of my grandmothers 6 sisters also suffered strokes starting in their 60's. My question is this (as silly as it may sound), my grandmother had a funny shaped head. Narrow/normal and the front and quite a bit larger at the back. You would never notice it with a full head of hair but finding hats etc to fit was nearly impossible.
Avatar n tn A neurosurgeon and neurologist team should be looking after her shunt and brain pressure from the stroke. It really depends on how bad it was as the outcome can be variable. However, her young age is on her side which is good. Don't lose hope and trust the docs!!!!
Avatar n tn I had a stroke last July and after 7 weeks of showing no improvement my wife was told to find a nursing home. One day while still in the hospital I woke up and I too had no long term memory problems but did have short term memory difficulties. It just keeps getting better and better, we could see improvement by the week, I was told that the brain after a stroke as part of the healing process goes through a stage of rewiring itself.
Avatar m tn I had coiling with stent done on 11 Jan 2011 for an unruptured 8.5mm right ICA aneurysm and had really bad headaches for nearly 2 weeks after. I reckon with the insertion of the stent and coiling, some trauma could occur and also the contrast dye always gives me headache. Possible that the intensity of the headache is worse due to these 2 factors. I am headache free now and have the odd headache here and there but very tolerable.
Avatar f tn What is the treatment plan for neck aneurysm? Can I lead a normal life after treatment without restrictions? I'm a 36 year old female who has positive signs and symptoms of neck aneurysm but waiting on conformation by mra. My cousin died at the age of 27, my maternal grandmother and both grandfather died of aneurysm. I did had valve repair surgery as a child. What was thought to be a neck mass turned out to be aneurysm.
Avatar f tn my mom 62 had a brain rupture october of 2008 at home, she had surgerys and during her 3rd had a stroke was in hospital for 5 months in coma then came out of it went into nursing care and had a small seizer, she was released to come home. she has no mobility and needs round the clock care, 3 days ago she was taken back to hospital for another 10 min seizer and will have to return to nursing care.
Avatar f tn Does anyone know if an Internal Carotid Artery aneurysm can be related to Chiari or has actually had that situation ?
Avatar n tn I am a 30 year old female, just had a 4 vessel cerebral angiogram and was diagnosed with a 2mm aneurysm on the right side of the brain. I was told I would have to be followed every 2 years to make sure it didn't grow. Is this the normal time span for follow up? Also..I am very active, I run quite a bit and lift weights. Is this still safe for me to do? I'm not sure what, if any, effects there would be. Any advice would be helpful.
Avatar f tn about two years ago my dad, at 59 years old, had a thoracic aortic aneurysm dissection. He was rushed into surgery, and the surgery was complicated. he went back to OR a few times. first there was clotting in the chest cavity that had to be cleaned out, then he had an embolism, and after being given heparin he began to bleed a lot, then ended up with a cardiac tamponade, followed by a major cerebellar stroke.
Avatar f tn Look at the fact that with all your worrying, you've not had an aneurysm/stroke. This is a big indicator that you are fine, and will continue to be. Therapy can help you to overcome this worry. Don't worry your life away, you want to live it! I hope you get some help and take care!
280955 tn?1269254385 conventional angiogram, CT angiogram, and/or MR angiogram) would be especially Also, type of helpful to me in assessing the reason your aneurysm has been deemed inoperable. Also, aneurysm type (such as saccular or pedunculated)As I am unable to review these studies, I can only muster a guess as to why your surgeon has told you that he cannot operate. My inclination is that he feels the risk of surgery outweighs the risk of holding off on surgery and observing.
Avatar n tn An aneurysm is a defect in a blood vessel, usually a bulging. The wall of the aneurysm is often thinner than the rest of the blood vessel & therefore prone to rupture which causes the bleeding. Your grandmother has probably had this for a long time. As to whether her fall could have exacerbated things, I don't know. She is very early into her receovery from the stroke. The road ahead is long & slow but there is hope. Please keep loving & supporting her.
Avatar f tn I have been searching for information on the web about hair loss after a stroke. I had a subarachnoid hemorrhagic stroke from a brain aneurysm in January of 2010. I had an endovascular coiling treatment to stop the bleeding, and I have since had a repeat coiling procedure (in April) when it reopened.
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 there! I too am a young stroke survivor with left side weakness. The arm and hand are very frustrating, aren't they? Thankfully,I had my 2 daughters before my stroke, but my youngest was only 13 months when it happened. It took awhile for her to get used to me, but with some practice I eventually was able to change diapers, bathe the girls, and now 2 1/2 years later with some more progress under my belt, I can carry my 3 year-old to bed or short distances if I need to.
Avatar f tn mid 40's was experiencing dizzy spells in December which led me to the ER. After many tests they found a small ophthalmic artery aneurysm , which medical professionals have concluded was nothing more than an incidental find. My dizzy spells have subsided by taking topamax daily however I do still feel poorly . I have developed many other symptoms over a 3 month time frame such as Raynard Syndrome, Bakers Cyst. Ganglion Cyst.
Avatar m tn If your atrial septal aneurysm doesn't shunt blood flow across the aneurysm from one side to the otherside atrium there isn't much that needs done other than contol blood pressure. There are medical literature and articles that suggest blood clots can form in the aneursym can form in the aneursym itself because the blood tends to pool there. With your symptoms and family history of heart disease, you should have a regular evaluation of your heart health.
Avatar n tn He has a history of heart disease. He had a bypass surgery done in 2002. I believe it was 2 bypasses. He had a stroke after the surgery which caused blindness in one eye and he became unstable when walking so he does not exercise much. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
Avatar n tn Additionally, at the time of the aneurysm, I went to three different hospitals before getting a correct diagnosis-then only after I demanded more than just pain medication. My headache was so bad that my hair hurt. At one hospital I was told, by one of the ER nurses, that there was nothing wrong with me- and that he even doubted my vision complaint. Now doing research, I see these symptoms are typical of this type of aneurysm.
492818 tn?1290323004 The reason I know exactly where her's was located is that she lived long enough to have surgery to repair it but then things went horribly bad with a major stroke after surgery. With this history and my headache location should I ask for an MRI to either confirm or relieve my concern? I'm a 53 year old female. She also had several TIAs before the aneurysm rupture - should we have looked at those as warning signs?