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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 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 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.
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 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 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 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.
2093880 tn?1334813768 Yes, A-fib was on the summary. I didn't find out until today about the aspirin. I tried to get information from the nurses at both offices, since both my cardiologist and my EP thought it would be a good idea for me to take the aspirin. I trust both of them, so I'm not questioning them. I just want to know what they saw because obviously something raised their level of concern. I'm sure I'll find out more next week after the MRI though...
Avatar m tn This shows that habitual consumption of chocolate is related to a lower risk of heart disease and stroke that is partly explained by blood-pressure reduction. The risk reduction is stronger for stroke than for MI, which is logical because it appears that chocolate and cocoa have a pronounced effect on BP, and BP is a higher risk factor for stroke than for MI." Buijsse and colleagues report their findings online March 31, 2010 in the European Heart Journal.
Avatar f tn My mother-in-law suffered a hemorrhagic stroke and as part of her treatment she was placed in a drug induced coma. The sedation has been removed for over three weeks and she is still "sleeping." There is also considerable swelling in the brain and the response to medication is insignificant so far. The doctors discussed with my husband that the side of her brain affected by the stroke is completely dead and the real possibility that she may never walk or talk again.
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 My urologist sprang a surprise on me that a PCA3 urine test came out positive (score 61.3) and I should consider getting a biopsy. This happened because I recently experienced pain at the base of penis. A barium catscan showed the presence of a 2mm stone lodged in my bladder. All other abdomen parts were normal. Could the test results be false positive; the recent pain in penis was a result of bladder stone; and with only a moderate history of BPH, I cannot be a candidate for biopsy.
Avatar m tn ve lost 2 inches in my waist, eat more fruit, cut out salt, was no sugar, walk 45 minutes a day, and retired 11 months ago. I use the zona three times a day, seven days a week. My score runs 99 or 100 every try. So what else done I need to do or am I doing something wrong????
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 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 m tn Vitamin E might increase the risk for death in people with a history of heart attack. People with a history of heart attack should avoid high doses of vitamin E. Low levels of vitamin K (vitamin K deficiency): Vitamin E might worsen clotting problems in people whose levels of vitamin K are too low. An eye condition called retinitis pigmentosa: All-rac-alpha-tocopherol (synthetic vitamin E) 400 IU seems to speed vision loss in people with retinitis pigmentosa.