Stroke risk screening tool

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469720 tn?1388149949 Women who smoke and take birth control pills are at greater risk of having a heart attack or stroke than are those who don't do either. Worse, this risk increases with age, especially over 35. The good news, though, is that when you quit smoking, your risk of heart disease drops dramatically within just one year. And no matter how long or how much you smoked, you'll start reaping rewards as soon as you quit.
Avatar n tn Injection angiograms are more detailed than an MRA but are you willing to risk a 0.5-1% risk of stroke from the angiogram for a 0.01% chance of finding an abnoramlity. All these things need to be weighed up when we are talking about screening for abnormalities with tests etc. The pre-test probability to findings something based on teh history and exam is the most important factor in choosing a test and whether is it useful and worth it or not.
427652 tn?1248563239 , especially if it is with a professional, no matter what sexual act , as they do all carry some risk. Hiv is a low risk from oral, but herpes is not. USE CONDOMS every time!
Avatar n tn I cant say I understand why it is worth doing if it was not diagnostic a year ago. If the only screening tool has already proven to be a 64 slice cardiac scan or a cardiac cath then why do the stress test. It actually is more costly than a 64 slice ct and the cath is invasice. I would like to know if there is any test that I dont know about that would be diagnostic for RCA blockage or are we just supposed to wait for an event of chest pain. Thanks for your help and information.
Avatar n tn Hi - I am confused and hope you can help me. I have a history of stroke and TIA. Several years ago, I had a carotid bypass on the left side. The gortex graft was placed between the aorta and the internal/external bifurcation. Within months, it became 100% occluded. Collaterals were formed from the vertebral system which has been feeding the external carotid creating retrograde flow, which then fed the internal carotid (antegrade flow).
Avatar f tn There are screening tests you can take and many hospitals hold free or low-cost screening clinics. The next time you see your doctor, make it a point to ask about aneurysms, your risk factors, symptoms to watch out for..............get as much information as possible. I'd also suggest you go to our Aneurysm Forum and talk to the people there. If you want really accurate information, who better but those who have been through it?
Avatar n tn Given the high false-positive rate in females, I was told the only diagnostic tool was an angiogram. My cardiologist mentioned there`s a CT angiography as well, but if something needs to be stented, they can do that immediately with the angiogram, thus minimizing the need for more radiation. The whole thing feels like a whirlwind - even though it`s taken 3 years to get here...
3179512 tn?1344465028 TSH is a screening tool at best. And completely unreliable and useless at worst. TSH is completly inadequate to use as a tool to adjust medicine dosages. The FT4 and FT3 levels are MUCH more valuable. With your low levels in both of these it is no wonder you feel terrible. Was the 50 mcg prescribed AFTER those tests or were you on the medication prior to the blood test. And if so for how long were you on it prior to the test? You have been prescribed a T4 medication.
181575 tn?1250202386 Notes on "On-Treatment Management Strategies for Chronic Hepatitis B" Clinical Care Options, by Ira Jacobson. 1.
475555 tn?1469307939 // A compelling example- NIH awarded only one research project, totaling $156,104, for Cirrhosis in 2009. Despite the fact, one in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will develop cirrhosis and suffer from many diseases and conditions that could diminish with research investments. And, what about diabetes.... most, if not all of us, have some form of sugar imbalance.
2094297 tn?1345392693 My other warning symptom was, I had hot flashes all the time, which came when anything irritated me, and on heat-wave days, I would quickly develope heat-stroke. Also, my pee smelled like ammonia, and the socks started hurting my ankles and leaving marks.
Avatar f tn Talking it through is a very powerful tool in dealing with this. Anxiety can be a very vicious cycle if you can not break out of it. Keep us posted!
Avatar m tn BTW, liver cancer is almost never survived, it is a rapidly spreading almost always fatal condition so this might be something to think through in advance. If you have HCV you are at a much higher risk for liver cancer, higher than the 1 in 7 rate that exists in the general populace. In fact at the HCV rate of 3-5% per annum that means in 10 years between 25% and 50% of us reading this will have developed HCCancer. That's scary stuff.
Avatar f tn Ti allergy can be detected in dental implant patients, even though its estimated prevalence is low (0.6%). A significantly higher risk of positive allergic reaction was found in patients showing post-op allergy compatible response (ACRG), in which cases allergy tests could be recommended.
Avatar n tn "Lyme titers" are notoriously unreliable, and horrendous screening instruments. To definitively rule out Lyme and other tick-borne illness co-infections, it is VITAL that you INSIST on a Western Blot (both IgG and IgM) to be run by a laboratory specializing in tick borne illnesses (e.g., Igenex, MDL, Bown). "Big box" labs are NOT the way to go on this one.
551343 tn?1506834118 But I dont fit the MS criteria either. But we discussed possibly starting the MS injections because I am in the very high risk catagory now. I see him agin in Feb 10' to see where I'm at and to make a decision on the injections. Sorry so long....Take Care ....
Avatar n tn but no. They are SOOOO concerned about possibly permanent deficits from, say, a stroke, so there's this huge stroke-awareness campaign, but possibly permanent hearing deficits are like, "so what?" I saw two different GPs, 5 days and 3 weeks after my hearing loss, and neither of them even bothered to do the tuning-fork test. The first one cleaned the wax out of my ears and ASSUMED the problem was solved--didn't even ask "can you hear better?
Avatar n tn However, the more they take out the greater the risk of swallowing issues post-surgery. I'm not sure I'm ready to sign up for that again just yet. Since the 1/23 incident, it has happened 3 more times with the last time being only 2 weeks from the previous episode. I'm worried that this is going to continue to get worse again. If it were only going to happen a couple of times a year, I would just deal with it like I have my whole life.
Avatar n tn I too am having this strange wet, warm sensation on my inner left thigh. It's been going on for the last month or so. It will happen somtimes only a few times a day or as much as 3 or 4 times an hour and lasts only few seconds. As best as I can determine it doesn't happen while I'm sleeping. SO....I did some checking and as many have already mentioned, this symptom can sometimes mean a potential blood clot.
Avatar n tn Musculoskeletal System Joint pain or swelling or tenderness Stiffness of joints, back, neck Muscle pain or cramps Bone pain Neurological System Tremors or unexplained shaking (especially at night) Burning or stabbing sensations in the body Weakness or partial paralysis/stroke-like symptoms Pressure in the head Numbness in body, tingling, pinpricks Poor balance, dizziness, difficulty walking Increased motion sickness Lightheadedness, wooziness Sudden jerking of fingers or entire li
Avatar n tn It's so common it's almost unbelievable. Don't be afraid of STD screening - have it checked out. If those screens are negative, BIOPSY. Demand it. I've seen so many doctors about my condition in the last seven years. Just this week I went to another one and told him I wouldn't take no for an answer - I wanted a biopsy. As I have no visible symptoms, he said he couldn't do one unless he could identify a site to biopsy.
Avatar n tn A friend of mine had it supposedly by one of the best in the field who guaranteed a good result and he supposedly did not get it right and it did not help him and he now regrets it. Surgery is a risk no matter what it is so you always take a chance. It should be your last option. I don't like when a doctor is uncertain as to why you or anyone may be getting this only then to prescribe drugs or surgery on an apparent bet.
363682 tn?1299492962 When I drink more sugary drinks I don't get much of the headache. Have you been on lots of antibiotics? Those folks are at higher risk for more yeast issues. The treatment for this is supposed to be probiotics daily, but you will feel like crap for several weeks after about 2 weeks of taking them, until the good bacteria take over the yeast you have accumulated. Anti yeast pills like Diflucan can also help. This might be a connection?
Avatar n tn After I came inside, the tingling started. On Wednesday they released the vaccine to anyone in my state (NJ), not just the high risk individuals. Unfortunately, I think we will shortly have more people joining out little blog...