Stroke risk factor score card

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Avatar m tn Prevention of thromboembolic complications of atrial fibrillation is based on a pt's risk score (CHADS2 score). Congestive heart failure, Hypertension, Age greater than 75, Diabetes, Stroke. Anything greater than one risk factor requires treatment with coumadin. Based on your age, I would say that you should stay on coumadin indefinitely because atrial fibrillation is a progressive disease and there will be recurrences in the future.
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 m tn Is there a cumumlative increase in stroke risk if you are medically rate controlled, coagulated and with blood pressure medically stable while suffering fron asymptomatic atrial fibrillation?
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.
Avatar n tn If your meet none of these criteria, your CHADS2 score is 0, and you have about a 1.9% annual risk of stroke with atrial fibrillation. In this situation,aspirin is the prefered method of antithrombotic therapy to reduce your annual risk of stroke.
Avatar m tn recently i had a calcium CT after becoming suddenly score was 1800..i have had no previous HBP, high cholesterol, family history of early heart disease and am not overwt and swim 1 1/2 miles 5 days a week plus lots of walking and have not had anginal symptoms that i have recognized..i am not a diabetic ..there is some info from europe about warfarin and vascular calcification, which my cardiologist and i feel might have been a factor in my case....
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. .
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.
469720 tn?1388146349 Stroke Risk Factors Some stroke risk factors are hereditary. Others are a function of natural processes. Still others result from a person's lifestyle. You can't change factors related to heredity or natural processes, but those resulting from lifestyle or environment can be modified with the help of a healthcare professional. Fortunately, most risk factors are under our control What risk factors for stroke can't be changed?
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.
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 n tn To answer your question, I would say he has increased risk over someone with a score of 0 and warrants very aggressive risk factor modification and should be seen by a cardiologist and considered for a stress test.
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 Calcium boosts risk of heart attack, stroke for women, study finds
Avatar n tn Oftentimes coumadin is recommended for individuals with factor V disorders. Inappropriate sinus tachycardia (IST) will not increase stroke risk although afib will. I would recommend seeing a hematologist for additional blood testing and consideration of coumadin therapy.
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 n tn prior stroke or thromboembolism, age >65 years, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, coronary arterial disease, moderate to severe left ventricular dysfunction by echocardiography You don't always have to have blood drawn to check your INR. There is a finger stick tests to check your INR, very similar to what diabetics use to check there blood sugar levels. I hope this helps and thanks for posting.
Avatar n tn I would like to know what effect returning to work in a stressful job may have on her risk of having another stroke. Are there statistics on people like her? Thank you.
Avatar n tn Jason Dear Jason, I cannot commet on whether or not your grandmothers stroke was caused by hypertension. In general, high blood pressure is one risk factor for stroke. Others include diabetes, prior heart attack, abnormalities of heart rhythm, tobacco, family history of heart attack/ name a few. One type of stroke, hemmoragic stroke, can occur when the blood pressure is too high. This causes a blood clot to form in the brain after rupture of one of the vessels.
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.
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 m tn 1- Based on the above studies, can we consider PVCs as an additional risk factor for future heart diseases, like CAD?2- If PVCs are now risk factor, does this apply on healthy people or those with known heart diseases? 3- Based on these studies, where do you rank the PVCs risk – if any - in compare to other risk factors….NO RISK, Slightly higher, very high in compare to those without PVCs.
Avatar n tn stress can increase your hormone levels and can also increase your pressure -- all may contribute to certain types of stroke. it is, however, only a minor factor in the presence of risk factors otherwise (hypertension, diabetes, cholesterol, obesity, smoking, etc.
Avatar f tn the radiologist report stated this may represent a risk factor such as diabetes, hypertension or advanced changes of arteriosclerosis. He also said the acoustic nerves were NORMAL in size and there was no evidence of abnormal enhancement on post contrast studies. My question: Should I also see a neurologist for an updated brain MRI?