Stroke prevention of recurrence

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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.
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 m tn Is the Aspirin really helpful for the prevention of stroke? What can you advise me to take in order to prevent the fate of the other members of my family.
Avatar n tn I recently had an MRI following an incidence of weakness and staggering gait. I was told I had a small stroke of the cerebellum (couldn't tell if it was old or new). I had another episode in 1996 where I lost the vision in one eye. The doctor said that even though the MRI showed signs of a stroke, it didn't explain either of my episodes. I have had an MRI/MRA, echocardiogram and an assortment of blood tests looking for clotting disorders.
Avatar f tn When it comes to further minimizing the chance of breast cancer recurrence, Dr. Carolyn Kaelin, a Harvard surgeon, breast cancer survivor and author of The Breast Cancer Survivor's Fitness Plan, says, "Brisk walking - about 3.0 mph on a treadmill - for three to five hours per week, or about 30 minutes a day, can net big benefits for breast cancer survivors.
1226884 tn?1272081604 In addition, it is essential to know that risk of stroke recurrence may be reduced such as by quitting smoking and controlling blood pressure. Hope this helps.
Avatar n tn Is this true, even though he has has changed his lifestyle? what is the chance of a recurrence and what else can my father do about it? Thank you.
Avatar n tn Dear jeannie171: The chances of breast cancer recurrence are based upon the size of the tumor as well as certain other characteristics of the disease. Her oncologist would be best equipped to provide the actual percentages as they relate to your mother's situation. Things that reduce the chances for recurrence include the chemotherapy and possibly hormone therapy if that is the tablet the doctor recommended.
469720 tn?1388146349 Peripheral Vascular Disease and Cardiovascular Disease affects over 12 million people in the US and the most concerning aspect of that high number is that most people are not diagnosed early. Our ability to successfully manage the process is significantly improved when the conditions are diagnosed early. Early identification is improved when the public is informed about the risk factors and symptoms of the disease.
Avatar n tn Noted Recurrence of Pain and Tightness in Chest--No Nitro Required--
Avatar n tn s chances of recurrence were thought to be so low that the only benefit she would derive would be from prevention, our question revolves around the idea that the fact that she does have atypia ( a marker for increased risk) add any information considering she has already presented with cancer.
Avatar n tn i was having sex right stroke after stroke and when i was about to ejeculate i felt that the condom has bust and i withdrew but when i withdrew i ejeculate but out side the vagina and im not sure if i had contact with the skin but when i withdrew to see the broke condom immidietly ejculated
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 m tn The causes of stroke are multiple and could include embolism from the heart or other areas (such as the aorta or other parts of the body), bleeds, atherosclerosis of the blood vessels, vasculitis (or inflammatory processes affecting the blood vessels of the brain), and others. The prevention of stroke typically depends on what are the risk factors a patient has. These may include aspirin, certain blood thinners, or cholesterol-lowering medications.
4112216 tn?1428402133 It is good that the test results were fine. To prevent any recurrence of stroke, it is important to identify her stroke risk factors, regular follow-up with her attending physician and adopting a healthy lifestyle which includes controlling high blood pressure, controlling diabetes, maintaining a healthy weight, healthy diet, exercising regularly, and intake of preventive medications prescribed.
Avatar n tn Treatment involves control of variceal bleeding (usually with endoscopic banding, IV octreotide, or both), prevention of recurrence using β–blockers and sometimes surgical shunts and thrombolysis (blood clots) for acute thrombosis." Usually pulmonary hypertention has an underlying cause of blood clots in the lungs or pulmonary artery. Hope this provides some insight into the medical problem.
575214 tn?1218040360 Aspirin, taken daily in low-to-medium doses (50-325 mg), is an effective and inexpensive first-choice agent for reducing recurrent stroke risk.Similarly,clopidogrel(plavix)is taken to decrease the chance of stroke recurrence. To decrease the thrombus or emboli, fibrinolytic drugs are to be taken. Tissue plasminogen activator is a fibrinolytic protein and it will reduce the size of thrombus or the blockage.
Avatar m tn In addition, it is essential to know that risk of stroke recurrence may be reduced such as by quitting smoking and controlling blood pressure. Hope this helps.
382218 tn?1341181487 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.
1806721 tn?1554333407 7cm nodule in left presacral space (pain site) concerning for local recurrence of rectal cancer. Onc appt this Friday, but already been talking to chief surgeon and rad onc in @BIMC. Emailed them Sat AM, got reply within 2hrs from 2 MDs. They want to see me right away. Waiting for their office to open on Mon and schedule appt. Getting ready to fly solo to NYC for my life-saving surgery.
Avatar n tn Dear Cammsmomme, Tamoxifen may be prescribed for either instance, recurrence prevention or prevention of cancer in the opposite breast. Two large trials by the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast Project (NSABP) showed significant decreases in recurrences in the opposite breast at four-year follow-up for estrogen-receptor-negative patients given chemotherapy and for estrogen-receptor-positive patients treated with tamoxifen.
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