Stroke prevention of recurrence

Common Questions and Answers about Stroke prevention of recurrence


Avatar m tn Hi there, Acitrom (Nicoumalone) is an oral anticoagulant used for the prevention and treatment of harmful blood clots. This medication is a blood thinner which helps smooth flow of blood in your body, which reduces the risk of a stroke or heart attack.
382218 tn?1341185087 In view of the very low rates of vascular events in recent and ongoing trials of Aspirin in primary prevention, prevention of cancer could become the main justification for Aspirin use in this setting," the researcher wrote.
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 If atrial fibrillation was associated with the stroke, coumadin is indicated in the prevention of recurrent, disabling events. Aspirin therapy is an alternative treatment in some patients at low risk for recurrent episodes of atrial fibrillation. As you have done, it is wise to discuss these issues with your physician. Information in the Heart Forum is for general purposes. Specific diagnoses and therapies can only be provided by your physician.
Avatar n tn A decreased pattern of intensity does not change the prognosis of afib or the probability of its recurrence and does not lower the expected complication rate. Specifically, the stroke rate is not lowered. The reason not to take aspirin on an "as needed" basis is precisely what you have described here: people often don't know when they are in afib. Hope that helps.
931415 tn?1244681111 ” When McCarthy’s views have been discussed on the air, statements from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics saying that there’s no scientific evidence of a vaccine-autism link have been read.
Avatar n tn I was really hoping for a suggestion as to why I may have developed an indentation in the top of my head. At first I thought I was crazy, and that it was impossible for that to happen, but over the last few months it seems to have grown and now anyone who feels the top of my head can easily feel it.
Avatar n tn There was an intramammary lymph node in the general location of the tumor that came back showing some cancer cells. I am trying to figure out what this means in terms of her treatment that will be needed (ie: chemo regimen) and her overall prognosis (ie: are folks able to survive this and live for a long time afterwards? how long?). While I know that biopsies aren't supposed to spread cancer cells, her biopsy caused a very large hematoma which lasted for 10 days until the mastectormy.
Avatar n tn One recent study from NY in June of this year looking at PFO and cryptogenic stroke found no significant difference between aspirin or coumadin for recurrence of stroke. So long answer to your question (without knowing your wife's full clinical history), yes I think she is on an appropriate course of treatment at this time. Also, if she smokes, she should definitely stop. Followup will be important with a good neurologist, preferably a stroke specialist.
Avatar m tn Last week I suffered a cryptogenic stroke of the left temporal cortex that presented with garbled speech and difficulty drinking from a cup. (Both symptoms have since resolved completely.) At hospital admission I was also extremely dehydrated and and my potassium was very low following several days of severe diarrhea. (I have no history of chronic hypokalemia.) Currently the only change from pre-stroke is a decrease in heart rate from a normal range of 60 to 70 to 42 to 55.
Avatar n tn So, as stated above, the risk of prevention of a TIA/ stroke is balanced by a risk of causing bleeding. It is up to the patient to decide which risk they prefer having.
Avatar n tn He said the hole looked to be several millimeters in size. Information is conflicted in terms of whether a PFO should be closed for prevention of stroke/TIA. Also, any links to the other symptoms? So in sum, is it recommended a PFO be closed in situations like mine, or whether I should bump up the amount of aspirin I take and only consider closure if I have another TIA. I'd hate to have a major stroke, yet don't want to have a surgery that doesn't buy me much prevention.
874521 tn?1424120397 Scrutinizing the dietary data along with the original results, researchers found that calcium reduced the risk of colorectal polyp recurrence only when the ratio of calcium to magnesium intake was low, before and during treatment. A calcium- to-magnesium ratio of 2:1, But everyone is unique: Biochemical individuality means it could vary quite a bit for different people. This one's not black and white.
Avatar f tn ERT: The use of estrogen alone after menopause does not appear to increase the risk of developing breast cancer significantly, if at all. But when used long term (for more than 10 years), ERT has been found to increase the risk of ovarian and breast cancer in some studies. At this time there appear to be few strong reasons to use post-menopausal hormone therapy (combined PHT or ERT), other than possibly for the short-term relief of menopausal symptoms.
Avatar n tn As a 36 year old with one episode of AF, I wouldn't offer you a PVI until it became a frequent recurrence. For example, if you as a 36 year-old had one episode of AF every couple years and you were easily converted to sinus rhythm, I would start you on aspirin 325 mg and maybe a beta-blocker and deal with it from episode to episode. If you had multiple episodes per year and were symptomatic, I would offer you an ablation now.
Avatar n tn I will leave the next hour of abuse from the medics out, but when we got to the hospital they did an array of tests. 4 days 3 nights of it's cocaine or mariguana, encephalitis, meningitis, stroke, epilepsy, tumor, cancer, EEG's, Spinal taps... you name it, he was tested for it. They ruled out everything, but in the same breathe they said that there was significant damage to his occipital lobe which explained the screwed up nearsightedness he was experiencing after this attack.
1162347 tn?1293506770 p.s. For info about Arimidex (Arimidex vs tamoxifen study), see the reply by zouzi to the question, "Recurrence of breast cancer," posted by cristy1973, Jan. 23, 2010.
Avatar n tn Few examples- Heritable connective-tissue disorders,Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type IV,Fibromuscular dysplasia,Cystic medial necrosis,Marfan syndrome Spontaneous internal carotid artery dissection is a common cause of ischemic stroke in patients younger than 50 years and accounts for up to 25% of ischemic strokes in young and middle-aged patients. Now you could understand why you were tested for various antibodies.
181575 tn?1250202386 In conclusion, we have seen a major shift from a reactive to a proactive approach in the prevention of resistance during hepatitis B therapy.
Avatar n tn 1) I had been taking 2 days of aspirin/acetophenamin for headache AND 2) I had traveled to a location with a higher elevation than home by 4,100 ft. Both of these can cause a spontaneous bleed of small capillaries in extremities.
363682 tn?1299492962 For around three or four years now, I have been suffering from headaches some two hours or more after the consumption of any amount of alcohol - although typically as few as two drinks upwards of any kind of alcohol. The headaches come on slowly but persistently and follow a line from the left side of my neck across the top of my head to just above the left eyebrow. They are not sharp pains but more of a constant 'throb' and can go on for hours.
Avatar n tn History of my problem: For as long as I can remember, I have had a problem with my hyoid bone popping out and causing excrutiating pain. It is always the same - the right side of my neck. At about the age of 8 I talked to my pediatrician about it and he promptly told me it was not possible. That I was having anything "pop out" in my neck. He contended that there wasn't anything there that could pop out. So I just continued to push it back into place whenever it popped out.
Avatar n tn My hands itch so bad scratching with my nails and interlocking my finger of both hands and rubbing causes a relief while doing this that reaches a level of cessation. Then 5 minutes later it returns with more intensity. This continues for close to an hour sometimes. By this time my hands are burnng hot and swollen to more than twice their size lasting into the next day. Very hot water helps. You'll know how hot. Then a freezer bag filled with ice. Thats all I can help with.
Avatar n tn I too have the same thing so it may not be all in your head if your suspect this to be the case. Most dr.'s think your crazy or never heard of this when you even suggest it. Thats whats wrong with most dr's atleast in my experience in that they don't think outside the box enough possibly because this is what they learned. I think I/we can guess or prognose just as well or better than they can at times particularly if we know something about health and or ourselves and our own health.
Avatar n tn The pain I experience is usually in my left inner thigh but last week it was in both of my inner thighs. The pain is a slicing excruciating pain that is horrible. I have had three children so I know what pain is, but this is horrible pain. It feels like someone is stabbing me. It doesn't happen very often and I have experienced this pain for the past several years. I am 58 years old, I am 5'8" and weigh 165 lbs. I exercise frequently and am in good health.
Avatar f tn i often notice it after eating and a lot of times when i go out at night and drink alcohol. a lot of times ill get abdominal pain after eating.. do you get any of these other symptoms as well or no? i'm only 23 but have been dealing with it since i was 17.
Avatar n tn 4. After a minute of sweating I suddenly feel something coming out of my rear end. I try to squeeze it out and only a hard stool comes out. 5. The sweating stops and the stomach cramp subsides. I think everything is over and I clean up. I walk out of the toilet and in about 2 minutes time the stomach cramp and the fainting sensation comes back (I've fainted only once to date from this and was out for about 15-20 minutes). 6.
Avatar n tn I have very little REM sleep, and it comes at the END of my sleep instead of during the middle. For me, this is why it happens. I found an explanation online from a sleep specialist that explains this: "Our muscles become completely paralyzed during REM sleep so we do not act out our dreams. In addition to the sleepiness of REM sleep, narcolepsy is characterized by episodes of sleep paralysis in which the person awakens from sleep unable to move.
Avatar m tn I don't think rescue therapy is better than initial prevention therapy in terms of resistance. 8) Me stopping? Not yet. While I am UND with combo treatment, I am still eAntigen positive which put me at higher risk for resistance. cccDNA still producing too much eAntigen despite being UND DNA. Combo-ing is my current answer for that.