Stroke prevention tests

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Avatar n tn 1)It sounds like you've had many of the right tests for a stroke workup including blood work for a clotting disorder. Other tests to consider include homocysteine level and autoimmune panel to look for diseases such as lupus which can cause stroke. An angiogram to look for vasculitis may also be a consideration depending on your doc's suspicions for this disorder. Another possiblity (though less likely perhaps given your multiple stroke risk factors) is could this be MS rather than stroke?
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 f tn Hi, It does seem to be a stroke. The tests they are running are to find out the cause as well as the areas of the brain affected. Stroke is the rapidly developing loss of brain functions due to a disturbance in the blood vessels supplying blood to the brain. This can be due to ischemia (lack of blood supply) caused by thrombosis or embolism, or due to a hemorrhage(bleed in the brain).
Avatar m tn I hope your doctors are helping you through that -- you should not feel overwhelmed with all of these medical decisions (looking for the right meds combination, etc.) - let your doctor guide you. They should have you on a good stroke prevention regimen (something for blood pressure, something for cholesterol, diabetes, if you have it, and a blood thinner or something like aspirin / plavix / aggrenox).
Avatar n tn Stroke : : : : : : 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. I will be eligible in July of this year.
Avatar f tn Please go for detailed investigations to know whether it was a stroke. The main diagnostic tests that are done to diagnose Stroke are- Computerized tomography(CT scan )- used to look for bleeding, masses or lesions within the brain. MRI scan:. The MRI images are more detailed than those from CT. While a CT scan may be completed within a few minutes, an MRI may take more than an hour to complete.
Avatar n tn After the seizure disorder was diagnosed, my neuroligist (who was not the same one I saw with the stroke) started to run and re-run tests (Arteriogram, TEE, echo, etc.) to see why I had the stroke in the first place. The TEE indicated a small patent foramen ovale which had not shown up on the echo. My doctor and another neurolgist now think the PFO was the cause of the stroke. I have been told to take an aspirin each day as blood thinner to reduce the risk of future strokes.
Avatar n tn I had what my PCP considers a stroke. I awoke about 5 wks ago with marked degenerative changes in my speech as well as some cognitive dysfunction. No damage to arms, legs, facial muscles, etc. Stupidly, I did not see the doctor until Friday. I'd had a TIA 2 years earlier and thought that maybe this would pass too. My blood pressure,intermittently high for about 10 years, was pretty high. His dx was stroke and he immediately sent me to the ER for an outpatient CT which showed a lacunar infarct.
Avatar n tn At appointment I was told that they indicated a series of mini strokes and follow up tests were scheduled. Is it possible that these films were never looked at. They indicate that images revealed a few punctate hyperintensities in the periventricular white matter bilaterally, predominatly in the corona radiata and peritrigonal white matter. Should this have been addressed immediately.
Avatar m tn I was in the hospital for about a week and I have been monitored and tests were also conducted such as Blood full profile, CBC, Absolute neutrofil count, CT scan Vision field analysis, ECG, Carotid duplex scan. All the test have shown normal with some which is little above high level and this is the cholesterol level. The findings from the doctors show that I had a mild stroke which I am still doubtful to believe and so I am seeking for other opinion.
Avatar f tn The diagnostic tests for Stroke include CT scan (without contrast), MRI, Doppler ultrasound and arteriography. A stroke is treated with thrombolytics, along with supportive care that includes speech and language therapy and physiotherapy. Secondary prevention of further Strokes can be achieved with antiplatelet drugs like Aspirin and Dipyridamole, controlling blood pressure and carotid endarterectomy and anticoagulation in some patients. The treatment plan depends on the cause of Stroke.
Avatar n tn Definite diagnosis of Cerebral palsy warrants s full neurological exam and diagnostic tests such as blood tests and imaging studies like CT scan or MRI of the head, EEG and vision and hearing tests. This link may help: The following organizations are also good resources for information on cerebral palsy: 1. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke - 2.
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.
469720 tn?1388149949 The focus of my forum and blog are to educate people about the potential options for prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. Many disorders are more reliably and easily treated when identified in an early stage. Life style behaviors can be initiated and medications can be started to prevent any damage to the body. Hypertension is a good example. Diet, exercise and stress management all help to decrease the chance of having hypertension.
Avatar f tn I recently had a small stroke. After going thru many medical tests, I found out I have a very thin septal wall that is waving around. Also i have a mild regurgitation I believe in the mitral valve. My heart is mildly larger than normal but not called an enlarged heart. I have excellent collestoral levels and my arteres are clear. I was told other than that it seemed there was no other problems. What is the normal approach to this problem? Will they want to operate?
Avatar m tn Many of my cardiology patients ask about the value of taking daily aspirin to prevent heart attack and stroke Recent research has shed new light on this. Indeed, mounting evidence reported in a number of leading medical journals now suggests that if you’re healthy and not at significant risk for a heart attack, you should not be taking aspirin preventively. That’s because the studies show that aspirin doesn’t reduce the risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke in healthy people.
Avatar f tn insist on seeing a neurologist and ensuring you are getting all the best stroke prevention treatments. Best wishes.
469720 tn?1388149949 As you may have noticed by now, the focus of this forum is cardiovascular disease(CVD) prevention. The statistics speak for themselves. CVD is the leading cause of death in the US and worldwide. Although we have made substantial progress in the development of medications to combat the causes of CVD like high cholesterol, hypertension and diabetes; the rapid proliferation of these diseases virtually negates and medical benefit. In other words, we are treating the consequences, not the cause.
Avatar f tn It all started in March I went to the ER with stroke like symptoms, left side weakness, studdering, twitching. I spent 4 days in the hospital and I also started having seizure like things as well. I finally got in to see a Neurologist on tuesday and he believes complicated migraines is what I am suffering from seeing as all my tests have come back clear. He has me on 3 different meds, one I take daily and 2 I take as needed.
Avatar n tn Hi, Last Thursday my uncle suffered a very severe stroke. He & his wife live out of state, so I am no longer able to be there with them, but I have some questions that hopefully someone can help me with. The clot was on his brain stem and it was a type P stroke? (I don't understand what this type is - help?) The doctors told us this type of stroke is the worst someone can have. Right now, he is completely paralyzed from the neck down.
469720 tn?1388149949 There are ways of predicting unstable plaque in the carotid vessel which causes stroke.
Avatar n tn If so then this is most likely atrial fibrillation, and you may need to be started on coumadin for stroke prevention and medications for rate control. If it is regular and steady then it may be an SVT, which may respond to beta blockers but may in the end require an EP study and an ablation.
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 f tn it hasnt happened for a few days now,there is no red marksonmy legs or buirning sensation someone suggested that it could be early signs of stoke,there are no stroke victims inmy family,i just put it downto stress.
Avatar n tn In 2006 I suffered from intense pain in the ankle at night - which kept me awake. Blood tests (Uric acid) had no significant reading. My GP was sure it need a physio. After 6 weeks it was finally diagnosed as what I suspected from Day 1 - Gout. Dec 2011 - for passed 2 weeks the pain has been slowly coming back. Again blood test shows Uric Acid normal. But this time I am going to ask the GP to try for Gout immediately (VIOXX and/or Allopurinol for Uric Acid/Gout).
Avatar f tn Eliquis which belongs to a class of drugs called Factor Xa inhibitors is a new generation oral anticoagulant / blood thinning drug and is expected to replace warfarin the current gold standard treatment for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation. The clinical data on Eliquis in atrial fibrillation is most impressive, when compared to Xarelto or Pradaxa.
Avatar n tn Hi, My mom (at the age of 47) suffered a stroke and more about 7 years ago. Dr.'s still do not know what to call it. it started with a migraine for 3 days and turned to a stroke. She had one side of juguler vein completely blocked and on the other side over 60% blocked. Causing her to have over 70% of her rain covered with blood. She also had no iron in her system. She developed blood clots in her leg and lungs. After over a month in the hospital, she was able to come home.
Avatar f tn if so, you migt have had a false neg set of labcorp tests for Lyme and / or Mycoplasma infection. labcorp Lyme tests are terrible. they look for antibodies in the blood, not the actual DNA of the bacteria. You need an IGENEX lyme and coinfections test and you need to research infectious mycoplasmas.