Stroke risk score

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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 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 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 28 and HSV Herpes Simplex 1,2 AB IgM 0.47. Could someone indicate to me whether these results are good and what my risk for herpes is. I am worried because the second tests number is a little high. Thanks.
Avatar n tn My CAC score was 96 - mild athersclerosis but 'high risk' for my age. I am now taking statins and aspirin. I do not have a unhealthy diet; I've never been fond of fatty things, cakes, biscuits etc. and I like fruit and vegetables but now my diet is even healthier and includes soya rather than dairy (I admit I was a cheesaholic!). I am not a couch potato and walk at least 2 miles a day most days of the week (I gave up driving years ago in favour of my feet).
Avatar m tn The CHADS2 risk score is used to determine appropriateness of coumadin for atrial fibrillation patients for stroke risk reduction. it stands for: Congestive heart failure Hypertension Age greater than 75 Diabetes Stroke. If you have stroke, it is worth 2 points, the other risk factors are worth one.
1344197 tn?1392822771 A study looking at 15 randomized trials finds the use of calcium supplements without coadministered vitamin D is associated with an increased risk of heart attack. Most guidelines for the prevention or treatment of osteoporosis recommend the use of calcium supplements, despite the fact that they reduce the risk of fracture only marginally, write Dr Mark J Bolland (University of Auckland, New Zealand) and colleagues.
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.
214864 tn?1229718839 The increased risk occurred whether or not patients had received stents and was similar for all durations of clopidogrel therapy studied: from less than six months to more than a year. The study itself was generated by anecdotal reports from heart patients, similar to those posted in Angioplasty.Org's Patient Forums.
1815939 tn?1377995399 Those infected with hepatitis C, regardless of HIV status, had, on average, 30 percent more disease-fueling calcified plaque in their arteries, the main driver of heart attack and stroke risk. People infected with either HIV or hepatitis C, on average, had 42 percent more noncalcified fatty buildup, a type of plaque believed to confer the greatest cardiac risk.
469720 tn?1388149949 But for the person who is doing exactly what they should be in terms of lifestyle and medical risk reduction for cholesterol or hypertension, there is little to be gained. Now lets look at a particular exception. You are a 45 year old male. Healty 5'10'' 160 lbs. You eat well. Vegetarian who hates sweets. You exercise 5 times per week. However, your father died at age 55 and lived just as healthy.
Avatar m tn Those Eating Most Chocolate Had Half the Risk of Stroke During the eight years, there were 166 MIs (24 fatal) and 136 strokes (12 fatal); people in the top quartile had a 27% reduced risk of MI and nearly half the risk (48%) of stroke, compared with those in the lowest quartile. The relative risk of the combined outcome of MI and stroke for top vs bottom quartile was 0.61 (p=0.014).
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 n tn MI in late 40's, stroke @55 as cause of death. Both smoked. In Feb, of this year, I had what was probably a panic attack, but it drove me to the local university hospital. Troponin test was negative. They kept me over night. Did an echo stress test in the morning, and released me. Since this time I have had on and off on-going atypical chest pain. On admission to the hospital Total cholesterol: 235, LDL 181, HDL 35 (non-fasting). BP 170/90.
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 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 1) Baseline LP(a) 102 mg/dl 2) Baseline LDL 133 3 Ultrafast CT Heart score < 10.0 4) Echocardiogram WNL, but "Aortic valve calcification with sclerosis" 5) Family history of early death (56 years) from MI LifeLine screening sent me an invitation to have this done for $60. Would having this done add anything to the clinical picture of my current risk status?
Avatar m tn 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. " I suggest that you discuss this with your cardiologist and follow his/her recommendations on whether to take aspirin or coumadin.
Avatar n tn A person with a high risk score (greater than 20 percent in 10 years) or established heart disease or stroke should be treated intensively regardless of hs-CRP levels. What is the normal range of hs-CRP level? If hs-CRP level is lower than 1.0 mg/L, a person has a low risk of developing cardiovascular disease. If hs-CRP is between 1.0 and 3.0 mg/L, a person has an average risk. If hs-CRP is higher than 3.0 mg/L, a person is at high risk.
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.
3287038 tn?1398426027 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 Based on your age alone your risk score (CHADS2) is greater than or equal to one which puts you at a moderate risk for stroke from atrial flutter/atrial fibrillation (they always go in pair). The fact that you take motrin which inhibits the action of ASA would further make me recommend coumadin for you.
196674 tn?1306505756 Treatment with Coumadin reduces the risk of stroke in atrial fibrillation by about 2/3 (66%,) and treatment with aspirin reduces the risk by 1/4 (25%). I think the .9% of risk I have on getting a stroke by having a-fib, is not worth going on Coumadin at such a young age. Reducing my .9% chance of a stroke from 25% on aspirin, to 66% on Coumadin is certainly not worth making a switch to Coumadin. Besides the many side effect I might have to face being on Coumadin.
Avatar n tn Aspirin therapy for prevention of blood clots is far inferior to Coumadin, but may be appropriate, I understand, if there are no other risk factors - and if the AFib is not chronic. I take both... yes, while one must avoid aspirin when on Coumadin for the treatment of pain/fever/swelling, in small dose it can be taken for added cardio protection. It affects a different mechanism of the blood than does Coumadin.
Avatar n tn Usually there is very low risk of cardiovascular risk such as a stroke in this population; however, it should not be completely ignored. I recommend at least an echocardiogram to confrim heart muscle and valve function (if not already done), AND a holter monitor to confirm his "afib burden", ie.find out how much atrial fib he is really having -- those he can and cannot feel. If after these tests are done he truly is CHADS2VaSC = 0, risk of stroke is very low at 0.
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 f tn Age and AFib puts your husband at some risk of a stroke and I myself take warfarin to reduce my similar risk.
Avatar n tn The ACC guideline recommend using aspirin (81 mg or more) in that group of patients, but the same guideline disclose that In patients younger than 60 y with lone Afib the risk of stroke or embolism is low without treatment and the effectiveness of aspirin for primary prevention of stroke relative to the risk of bleeding has not been established.
Avatar m tn A triglycerides score of 150 or higher puts you at risk for metabolic syndrome, which is linked to heart disease and diabetes. Total Cholesterol Total cholesterol measures the combination of LDL, HDL, and VLDL (very low density lipoprotein) in your bloodstream. VLDL is a precursor of LDL, the bad cholesterol.