Stroke risk factor score card

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Avatar f tn Atrial fibrillation is linked to an increased risk of stroke. The most common mechanism is sluggish blood flow in the atria which then leads to the formation of blood clots. These blood clots form in the atria and can migrate from the heart to the brain to cause a stroke. There are five major predictors of stroke in patients with AFib.
Avatar n tn The rsik of stroke is higher when in Afib than when not. However, for true statistics, i recommend you look on the american heart association website under their entry for a-fib. Being on blood thinner is the right course of action. Talk to a professional about the true risk differential. Best wishes.
3287038 tn?1398422427 Your mother is taking both aspiring and warfarin which means that she may have an associated history of coronary disease (and aspirin is being used to prevent further blockages to the coronaries or blood vessels supplying the heart muscle) or that she is considered to be at a very high risk of stroke (perhaps due to her age, EF of 25% and Afib) and warfarin by itself isn’t enough.
Avatar m tn I should mention that it doesn't matter that you are now in normal sinus ryhthm with sotalol. You now have an increased risk of stroke. Once you have had afib, even once, the risk becomes significant and can't be ignored. From the journal of atrial fibrillation: "The risk of stroke increases whether the lone atrial fibrillation was an isolated episode, recurrent, or chronic.
Avatar n tn Last October she had a stroke that was put into a rehab unit in hospital, her left side was a 0 on the score card and now she is a 2 out of ten, has lost the hearing in her left ear and troble with swollowing, bad headaches, has only been able to talk for the past 4weeks but not clearly, she swears alot and never use to, she forgets things alot and has to learn to read and write,eat, walk ect, all over again.
Avatar m tn With that said, some people have significant cholesterol plaque in the absence of significant calcification (with low calcium scores). While low calcium score is a very good thing, it is not the only factor in determining need for treatment of high cholesterol. Other factors like family history or coronary disease, age, h/o high bp, smoking, and diabetes should also factor into this equation.
Avatar m tn My have a total score over 1000. With that score the risk of having cardiovascular event is about 25% within a year. You can google CT scan scores for more detail as it relates to individual arteries. .
2093880 tn?1334813768 Yes, I think you're right, it's prescribed more for older folks. And Afib is a risk factor for stroke, altho depending on how many risk factors you have, they might prescribe Coumadin. There's something called a Chas 2 score and that's how they decide if you need the heavier duty blood thinners. Since they haven't figured out your situation yet, I would guess it's precautionary. You know, better safe than sorry.
Avatar n tn CAD is a syndrome that almost always has occluded vessels and/or soft plaque within the lining of the arteries at with that condition there is a high risk of heart attack or stroke. The soft plaque breaks through lining into the vessle channel (lumen) and sometimes the hard plaque within the lumen breaks away causing heart attacks or stroke. Sometimes a clot occurs within the left upper chamber and that clot can cause heart attack or stroke....but that isn't considered CAD..
Avatar n tn Controlling high blood pressure is a major risk factor for stroke among people with carotid artery disease. Bringing your blood pressure down to approximately 120 over 70 mmHg can reduce your risk of stroke significantly. Controlling your blood sugar levels if you have diabetes and lowering your cholesterol levels with diet, exercise and, if necessary, a statin drug, if you have high cholesterol may reduce your stroke risk, as well.
Avatar m tn Having had Afib for 10 years and having had it progress, I would say you might want to have the chads2 score calculated and have your risk of clotting determined. You may be at risk for stroke. Also, afib that is not treated may lead to heart failure in the long run. I would certainly consult an EP and learn what your options are and what to expect if your afib is untreated. I think an ablation is premature -- sounds like you are doing well and your quality of life is good.
Avatar m tn But per the score card a score of 24 would indicate liver cirrhosis no matter what is the underlying cause. You should discuss your fibroscan result with your doctor who ordered your test am am assuming you are seeing a hepatologist. I am a patient who had hep c for 37 years and was diagnosed with liver cirrhosis in Jan 2008. I am not a medical worker of any kind.
Avatar m tn Conventional wisdom uses a mixture of risk factors (sex, blood pressure, cholesterol, ECG, diabetes, smoking) known as the Framingham risk score to predict risk of cardiovascular disease. This study in Holland of several hundred elderly people with no history of cardiovascular disease measured these conventional risk factors, and also potential new indicators namely folic acid, homocysteine, C reactive protein and interleukin 6, over a five year period.
Avatar f tn htm Alcohol can also interfere with the function of blood pressure medication. Elevated blood pressure is a primary risk factor in inducing stroke.
Avatar m tn Also smoking is a big risk factor for strokes. And like the doctor above says, blood pressure is the other big factor to cause strokes. You should monitor his blood pressure periodically to make sure that it is within the right range. Did your husband ever get any physical therapy or speech therapy after his stroke? I got physical therapy a year and half later after my stroke, in addition to the physical therapy and speech therapy that I got following my stroke.
Avatar f tn Did the Chas2 score and my husband has 0 points so his risk is 1.8% of having a stroke. He does remember the DR. saying that his Chas score put him at the lowest risk but could change when he reaches 75. I had forgotten about that being said so went and found the test on line. Like I said earlier, he has no symptoms or episodes--didn't even know he had it. He does take asprin daily, cod liver oil and many vitamins and has the blood work of a much younger man .
Avatar f tn low, intermediate, or high risk. For example, if a tumor has a Recurrence Score over 31, a high-risk score, this means there's a greater chance that the breast cancer will return. If a tumor gets a Recurrence Score of 18 or less, a low-risk score, this signals a lower chance that the breast cancer will return. If the Recurrence Score is 19 to 30 then the recurrence risk is intermediate." Best wishes...
Avatar n tn Seems like it would be a higher chance of reoccurrence with such a high score. The chemo is supposed to reduce my risk to 12%. According to the website the results can be 1-100 however the "average" score of the high risk group is 31. Any comments? Thanks! This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/262006'>Dx testing</a>.
Avatar n tn Therefore, given your risk factor profile you should already be on those medications and work on CAD risk factor modification (exercising, eating well, lowering cholesterol to the minimum, not smoking and ruling out diabetes and high blood pressure). I am not sure that in the absence of chest pain getting any of those test (calcium score or CTA) would be useful at all.
Avatar m tn I am sorry you are suffering from these! I am glad you are seeing God's grace in your life! I was excited to learn from a tv show that the word stroke used in medicine actually originally meant a stroke from the hand of God. I Well, I believe exercise causes your body to need more oxygen, so if you have a blood vessel or vessels that are partly occluded by plaque, such as your carotid arteries (did they do a doppler of these?