Stroke prevention and treatment

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Avatar n tn risk factors as previously stated. Theoretically, prevention of migraines should decrease the chance of stroke, but if you had your stroke while not having a migraine then the point is mute. The stroke in migraines is usually correlated with the aura phase, this is where the vasoconstriction is thought to occur. The migraine phase is when the vasodilation occurs. I would try and prevent the migraine headaches, but this is only theoretical.
Avatar n tn Presented with a mentally altered 70 year old, they rushed to judgment and assumed it was a stroke, and not a subdural hematoma resulting from a head injury. A CT scan right there and then should have picked it up, and if it didn't (as sometimes hematomas take some time to develop) it CERTAINLY should have been picked up at some time during the 81 day stay (a CT at 3 months surely would have detected it). Sounds to me like you have a winning medical malpractice lawsuit.
Avatar n tn Afib can be a difficult problem to control and there are many treatment options. There are many other medications that can be tried in addition to verapamil and there are new ablation procedures that are alternatives if medication fails. I would suggest continuing to work with your doctor or if he is having a difficult time seeing a cardiologist or electrophysiologist (specialist in heart rhythms). Here is some additional information on afib.
Avatar n tn Thrombolytic therapy is the use of drugs to break up or dissolve blood clots which cause heart attacks and stroke. What I meant to say was antithrombotic threrapy, which is the prevention of clots from forming again. Drugs used for this include warfarin and heparin. Sorry for the slight confusion. You should talk to your mother's doctors if she needs this. May you and your family have a better New Year ahead of all of you.
Avatar m tn Now it is also causing a lot of depression problems, To make things more problems I also have a mitro valve replaced back in 1972 and arotia valve replaced in 2005. Jan of 07 I had a seiurer and also the stroke in July. I cannot take certain meds because of the blood thinners and other medicans My big proble is the depressopn . I NEED HELP.
Avatar f tn A ruptured blood vessel that ruptures and the blood flows out and around the surrounding tissue in the brain. So you had this already. The prognosis is not possible to establish with any degree of accuracy due to the absence of clinical information, reports and other details. If you had a subarachnoid hemorrhage you have greater chances of surviving this about 85%, but if you had an intracerebral hemorrhage, then your chances of survival are lower.
Avatar m tn After 3 weeks I insisted that the Dr's give her more than the 2 bags of saline because my mother had opened her eyes and would respond to me - they would not take me seriously so over the weekend every little flicker of response I wrote down and got the nurses to veryify and on the Monday the Dr was amazed but increased mum's fluid and decided to start a treatment plan and take her to a stroke ward. A NG tube was fitted.
Avatar n tn One approach is your doctors' approach of trying aspirin, and as long as you do not have a recurrence of stroke or mini-stroke, to just leave you on the aspirin. If you do have a recurrence, the next step would be to add another blood thinner in addition to aspirin. This is a sensible, common sense approach that has been used for many years. The only problem with this is that if the next stroke is a large one, it could leave you with significant disability, or worse.
Avatar n tn Stroke treatment is divided into 3 phases (i.e., prevention, acute treatment, subacute/chronic treatment). Depending upon these phases, the treatment of stroke includes platelet antiaggregants like aspirin, ticlopidine (Ticlid), clopidogrel (Plavix); HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins); antihypertensives; thrombin inhibitors like warfarin and thrombolytics like tissue-type plasminogen activator. Recently a new approach has been used in many hospitals.It is hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
469720 tn?1388149949 In these patients, prompt alterations in diet and aggressive cholesterol treatment can decrease the risk of stroke and heart attack My new book, Your Guide To Optimal Health: Creating Your Personal Wellness Wheel, presents an eight step program focused on dimishing the risk of developing chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity.
Avatar n tn stroke CCF Neuro[P] MD, RPS 4/13/1999 (0) Re: stroke passerby 4/13/1999 (5) stroke CCF Neuro[P] MD, RPS 4/13/1999 (4) Re: stroke kd 4/14/1999 (3) stroke CCF Neuro[P] MD, RPS 4/15/1999 (2) Re: stroke kd 4/15/1999 (1) stroke CCF Neuro[P] MD, RPS 4/15/1999 (0)
Avatar n tn The long-term goals of treatment include rehabilitation and prevention of additional strokes. In your uncle’s case it could be ischaemic or hemorrhagic stroke due to high BP. If it is a ischaemic infarct, anti platelet drugs, anti coagulants and thrombolytics are employed in the treatment. If it is hemorrhagic infarct the hematoma needs to be evacuated with surgery. Also the out come depends on when the treatment has been initiated.
Avatar n tn Your cerebral and neck blood vessels should be evaluated also for any narrowings It is extremely important to control your blood pressure whether you have had a stroke or not. With this event and your previous TIA and your stroke risk factors (cholesterol should be checked also) you probably should be on at least an aspirin. Aspirin and plavix are equivalent essentially, it just plavix is more expensive.
Avatar n tn I have seen two neurologists and neither have offered a course of treatment that I am satisfied with. What would you think a good prevention treatment would be?
Avatar n tn However, side effects of this should be considered and asked with the treating doctor. Another stroke prevention strategy should be take low-fat diet, limit alcohol, quit smoking, exercise regularly and get your blood pressure monitored every years, especially if high blood pressure history is present in your family. Hope this helps.
Avatar m tn What I meant was that for these rich carriers even triple combo for them is nothing financially, yet I have not read combo treatment received at hbvbv. Could be China is rescue therapy and no prevention therapy yet. Ann8: I remember clearly my new liver doctor say, "Kaiser range for ALT is till 40, yours (56) is abnormal, with your DNA, you need treatment.
Avatar m tn My faith in the coronary team is rather shaken as they did not discover the VD until after the second stroke and even wrote to me stating that there was nothing wrong with my heart to explain either why the first stroke or why i was getting chest pains about 3 weeks after the first stroke and they carried out numerous different tests including a CT angiogram. It was following the 2nd stroke that they looked closer at the CT scan. Any comments would be most helpful.
Avatar n tn Presuming that's been done already and your ataxia is from cerebellar dysfunction, the treatment is based on the cause. For example, the most common cause of cerebellar ataxia is chronic alcohol abuse in which case stopping alcohol is the most important step along with making sure the patient is on adequate vitamins (B12, thiamine, folate).
Avatar n tn The medical establishment laughed at him for a decade until more and more ENT's tried his manuevers and they all obtained an almost 100% cure rate. It is now the accepted and taught treatment in all med schools, and can be found in any standard Neurology, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine or ENT textbook. I am a physician, have had BPPV and have been a patient of Dr. Epley. If you would like I can give you references on the Maneuvers. This isn't hocus pocus, fringe medicine or hype.
179856 tn?1333550962 AS you know, Lipitor is not indicated for people with liver disease...so I'm going to have to do it I guess. Low fat? After doing treatment and becoming so used to ice cream and things like that it's going to be torture! I was wondering if anybody else had their cholesterol go up after treatment? If it was an after tx complication or just that I'm getting not so young anymore and would have happened anyway?
Avatar m tn What treatment and testing protocol do you recommend to help discover the genesis of my stroke and prevent one in the future? Do you think I should arrange an appointment with a specialist who deals with this type of problem and do you deal with this type of issue? This has been really frustrating because I have really been trying to control my risk factors.Many thanks your help on this matter!
Avatar n tn The ACC guideline recommend using aspirin (81 mg or more) in that group of patients, but the same guideline disclose that In patients younger than 60 y with lone Afib the risk of stroke or embolism is low without treatment and the effectiveness of aspirin for primary prevention of stroke relative to the risk of bleeding has not been established.
765802 tn?1263304451 The headaches that you are getting now may be a warning sign that your blood pressure is raised even now. Remember a Stroke may occur a number of times if proper treatment and prevention measures are not taken. If you have a high blood pressure, you are always at risk. Please take proper treatment to keep the blood pressure under control.Please do not stop Plavix without the advise of your doctor. It helps in preventing further Strokes. Take care!
Avatar n tn Subject: stroke Forum: The Neurology and Neurosurgery Forum Two years ago I had a carotid artery surgery which resulted in a severe brain hemmorhage which has left me with little use of my right side. Sept. of last year I had an ultrasound of the same artery and it showed 50% blockage. The only medication I am on is an aspirin a day. I feel treatment should more aggressive considering the severity of my previous CVA. Also, I am wondering if your hospital takes medicare.
Avatar n tn stroke CCF Neuro[P] MD, RPS 4/13/1999 (0) Re: stroke passerby 4/13/1999 (5) stroke CCF Neuro[P] MD, RPS 4/13/1999 (4) Re: stroke kd 4/14/1999 (3) stroke CCF Neuro[P] MD, RPS 4/15/1999 (2) Re: stroke kd 4/15/1999 (1) stroke CCF Neuro[P] MD, RPS 4/15/1999 (0)
Avatar n tn Sorry to hear about your stroke. The data suggests that aspirin a day is enough treatment for your condition. I know that it sounds like you should have treatment such a coumadin but since you only have 50% blockage, the aspirin is the best choice. If you have comorbid atrial fibrillation then coumadin would be the medication of choice. How is the other carotid? Yes, CCF takes medicare. From what you tell on the posting, aspirin is the choice for your condition and state of occlusion.
Avatar n tn I have seen two neurologists and neither have offered a course of treatment that I am satisfied with. What would you think a good prevention treatment would be? Thank you,Kay Dear Kay: Sorry to hear about your stroke. The data suggests that aspirin a day is enough treatment for your condition. I know that it sounds like you should have treatment such a coumadin but since you only have 50% blockage, the aspirin is the best choice.