Stroke risk profile

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Avatar f tn It is hard to give you an estimate of your risk of stroke or heart attack with the limited information available but generally speaking the risk of heart attack or stroke for a 20 year old is low. Your lipid profile shows a completely normal LDL cholesterol but a low HDL cholesterol. I would recommend that you consult with an internist or a cardiologist to review your medical history as well as the lipid profile, so that you can mitigate your long-term risk of cardiovascular problems.
Avatar m tn Calcium boosts risk of heart attack, stroke for women, study finds
Avatar f tn Coumadin is recommended for people with several risk factors for stroke including previous stroke, hypertension, heart failure, age greater than 75, or diabetes. What are his chances of developing a blood clot, or having a stroke? It depends on their risk factor profile, typically between 2 and 8% per year. How long will he have to take the coumadin? Again, it depends on the risk factors. Many people are on it for life. It depends on their risk profile.
Avatar m tn I am praying for a heart attack or stroke right now.
Avatar m tn The AP article actually LEADS with the irrelevant statistic about vitamin E and stroke risk. Then, in paragraph two, the hit job is turned over to Barbara Howard, a "nutrition scientist" who helpfully suggests that while we're questioning the effectiveness of E and C supplements, "we have to worry about potential harm.
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 The study included 40 healthy men, between the ages of 55 and 70, who had no heart disease risk factors. Ten of the men had never exercised for more than two hours a week. The remaining 30 had exercised for at least seven hours a week for more than five years, either beginning before age 30 or after age 40. Their regular exercise involved either cycling or running.
Avatar n tn Another cardiologist recommended that he stay on medical management, due to high risk of stroke or other neurological problems during surgery. Also, I have come across a lot of info on the Web as to many instances of brain damage caused during CABG. As a result, I am hesitant to go in for surgery (given that he developed complications even after a relatively simpler procedure, namely the angiography). I came across Dr.
1200510 tn?1265334342 My suggestion to you, based on your risk profile, is to take a Niacin that is a prescription type so your doctor would know how much you're getting each dose. Niacin works very well on lipids and it did wonders changing my LDL/HDL ratio and had a great impact on the Lp(a). I take RX Niaspan at night along with an aspirin and had only one event with flushing after being on it a couple of months. I keep lab appointments to monitor both lipid profile and liver organ tests.
Avatar n tn What is my life expectancy?
Avatar n tn I'm 43yr old and had a small stroke recently. I'm a fit non smoker w/ no risk factors except a newly diagonosed lipoprotein-a of 85 (this level was taken after 6wk of asprin tx). I've had and extensive work up to rule out other causes. My cardiac echo w/ bubble study and ct angiogram from chest to brain was normal. I have a good cholesterol profile and no htn. My thrombophilia work up was basically normal.
Avatar n tn That’s because the studies show that aspirin doesn’t reduce the risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke in healthy people. Furthermore, the potential risk of a cerebral hemorrhage, gastrointestinal bleeding, and ulcers outweighs any heart benefits the aspirin might provide. However, if you've already had a heart attack or stroke, or if you have been found by your doctor to be at high or moderate risk for heart attack or stroke, the benefits of taking aspirin can trump the risks.
Avatar n tn younger than that it is called arcus juvenalis and is frequently associated with high cholesterol and triglycerides and can be an indication of high risk of heart disease or stroke. You need to see an ophthalmologist Eye MD to confirm the diagnosis and your personal MD should draw a "fasting lipid profile" and discuss your cholesterol and triglycerides levels with you. Neither one has serious implications for sight.
Avatar n tn THankyou ____ Dear Mike, At the risk of alarming you, I think its important to point out that you have several serious risk factors for coronary artery disease. The lipid profile that you mention is significantly "out of whack". This likely represents a type of "combined hyperlipidemia" where both the LDL is high and the triglycerides are high.
Avatar n tn I'm a healthy 45 year old male and just noticed that I appear to be developing ear lob creases.
Avatar m tn I am a scientist by training and estimate the risk of exposure to be low but since I am not familiar with the details I wanted to check your opinion. 1) In China I had sex with a chinese girl who isn't a sex worker (she did not charge and doesn't) but has slept with enough businessmen/travelers from what she said.
Avatar n tn A transient ischemic attack or TIA places her at a higher risk of stroke, particularly if she has other risk factors. I understand that she does not like doctors or hospitals, but a TIA needs to be evaluated thoroughly. It does not mean that she will need surgery. The workup may include an MRI of the brain, echocardiogram, EKG, and vascular imaging (ultrasounds or MRA). She may need a holter monitor and basic lab work including lipid profile and HgbA1c.
Avatar n tn Hello All laboratories should be viewed as a composite picture to create a risk profile for a patient. Other important factors are family history of heart disease and stroke. As well as you smoking history, exercise and eating habits. I would not look at an isolated value and become alarmed to the point of instituting treatment. I would however recommend that you speak to you heart doctor about cholesterol fractionation.
Avatar n tn in his past history he has had MI 2yrs ago and was found to have thrombus in left ventricle at that time and was on tab warfarin 5mg/d since than his lipid profile at that time showed Hypercholetestrolemia and is on statins since 2years (currently lipid profile is in normal range).his family history is insignificant and there is no family history of hypertention ,diabetes mellitus, O/e he has left 5th, 6th, 7thcranial nerve palsies, palsy of 9th and 10 cranial nerves.
Avatar n tn My most recent reading was 156 (LDL=94, HDL=44). Triglycerides 88. What is my risk level considering the relatively low HDL reading? Thank you.
Avatar n tn Does this make me at possible risk of any kind of dementia or Alz.D.? I am 67, 120 lbs,very active,my only risk factor is/was smoking. I am on aspirin 150mg daily and Coumadin 52&1/2 mg weekly to maintain between 2./3.INR.
Avatar n tn You may also want to discuss with her doctor regarding switching to an aromatase inhibitor (femara, arimidex, exemestane) which carries a more favorable side effect profile, with lesser risk of cardiovascular complications (thromboembolism, stroke, etc). I suggest you discuss all of these options with her doctors. Regards and God bless.
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.