Stroke risk score

Common Questions and Answers about Stroke risk score


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 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 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 m tn Calcium boosts risk of heart attack, stroke for women, study finds
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 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 f tn ABSI: 0.0742 ABSI z-score: -0.7 ABSI percent: 27 Relative risk from ABSI: 0.8 (0.7-0.
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.
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.
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 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 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 m tn Because if there is no sign of ischemia through stress, then they will not authorize a risk associated procedure. If there is no sign of ischemia I'm sure you wouldn't want to risk a heart attack or stroke through having a cath?
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 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.
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 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 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 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 f tn Advice on FIM assessement? How much score to achieve before a stroke survivor can to go back work ?
Avatar n tn Hi I am 58 year old female, non-smoker (gave up 12 years ago) and overweight (BMI ~29) but otherwise have no health problems. I recently had a cholesterol test which came back at an astronomical 9.5 total. I have always had high cholesterol but all the GPs beforehand took account of my high HDL (usually ~2) and declared that I didn't have a problem. My new GP has read recent clinical guidelines and says that I probably have familial hypercholesterolemia.
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. .