Stroke risk test

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Avatar m tn While doctors can tell you if you have common risk factors for stroke (high blood pressure, smoking, clogged arteries, etc,), they cannot predict that you will have one. I am so sorry for your mothers difficulties. Stroke is more likely to cause dementia than dementia is to cause a stroke, but both are vascular related issues.
Avatar n tn It is surely that abnormal effects could disrupts you again because stroke has a high risk of complications... what can i say is for you to continuously coordinating with your physician especially Neurologist. i hope and pray you will be okay. ***by the way can you show me the result of your MRI and CT scan if you don't mind. God Bless...
Avatar n tn I am now very concerned about having a stroke, especially in light of the studies that have linked classical migraines and increased stroke risk. I fear I have compounded the risk by taking tamoxifen. My question is, from a neurological point of view, would it be wise for me to discontinue taking tamoxifen. I have had localized breast cancer and I am quite sure I know what my oncologists would recommend, but at 42,or at any age, I really don't want to be at any increased risk for stroke.
Avatar m tn Blood Test Predicts Dementia Risk A new test can help predict whether a patient will develop frontal lobe dementia (Frontotemporal Dementia or FTD). Next to Alzheimer’s, FTD is the form of dementia that strikes people most frequently at a relatively young age—younger than 65. In FTD, large numbers of brain cells begin to die off in the frontal lobe, the foremost part of the brain which comprises about 30 percent of brain mass.
469720 tn?1388149949 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 n tn Since she is hospitalized presently recovering form her broken hip, should they also test for a stroke?
Avatar n tn My daughter had a stroke 2 months ago at age 34. The hospital did every test imaginable. She had a neurologist, cardiologist and hematologist and nothing showed why she had the stroke. She has been on Volteren for years and there is a black box warning on this drug, that says may increase chances of stroke or heart attack. She quit that drug the day she had her stroke. Now she had a seizure and was told it is secondary to the stroke. Is this something that she will continue having?
Avatar f tn I was told I was at a very high risk of having heart disease or a stroke through having complex sleep apnea. My father's blood timing disorder killed him at 38. It is important to get your blood pressure down. Alcohol will increase blood pressure. I don't drink but my blood pressure is starting to rise, so I will be drinking more water, and using stress relieving methods as much as possible. My friend's blood pressure rose when she was dehydrated and rushing around.
Avatar f tn in young people with stroke, even if they have other risk factors for stroke (such as diabetes). This is important because the treatment to prevent further stroke may differ. This can be tested mainly with blood tests. If an inlammatory cause (what is termed a vasculitis) is suspected, then a spinal tap would be needed, but if your blood tests and CTA do not suggest a vasculitis, this would be less likely.
Avatar n tn This can be obtained by MRA (magnetic resonance angiography), CTA (Computed tomography angiography) or by carotid duplex and transcranial ultrasounds. If there is a stenosis, then the risk of recurrent stroke will be higher. Second I would recommend a echocardiogram of your heart, to assess your ejection fraction, the health of your valves (it sound like there may be a problem from your post), and to evaluate for a PFO (small hole in the middle of the heart).
Avatar n tn Since you are young and have had stroke you could have this- please ask a rhumetologist to do the test- its just a simple blood test. The treatment is anticoagulation or warafin/cumiden. If you want more info just post here.
Avatar n tn Hi, my 15 yr old had a stroke this weekend. He is doing better after a week in the hospital but my question is about his future. Apparently he had a blood clot that they cannot find the source of. He is regaining most of his left side control and memory continues to improve. He is a very active child and is in excellent health, but now he has to take it easy for a while.
Avatar n tn *Is the diagnonsis conclusive enough? *Is high homocysteine a cause/symptom/fall out of a stroke? *What is the risk of recurrence, given he's now on aspirin for life? *He often has ulcers in his mouth;is it ok for him to be on aspirin? *He now walks 30 min and has cut coffee.Is this enough? *Any other tests he shd undergo? *Is it ok to start driving so soon? Appreciate your advise!!
Avatar n tn I also have episodes of SVT and am near your age. I am not aware of any increased risk of stroke with PSVT. It has always been my understanding that the increase in stroke rate common in arrhythmia is associated with Atrial Fibrillation, which is a different arrhythmia than PSVT. Because in A-Fib the atria 9upper chambers) of the heart are '"quivering" and not pumping forcefully as in a normal heart, blood collects in parts of the heart, becomes stagnant and can clot.
Avatar f tn My wife do not have teeth. She neer used dentures. After stroke she had swallowing problem. She also vomitted. She had problem with semi solid food too. Probably her Na and Cl levels were affected. She was given NaCL capsules before food. That solved her problem. She is 70. She had dementia. She prefers liquid foods. Please consult your doctor on these points. In case of my wife her speech is not affected.
Avatar n tn what test did you get to diagnose your stroke? CT or MRI....Sorry just curious.
Avatar n tn As you've probably read on this site, Pregnancy IS a risk factor for Stroke! Thus, as survivors we must consider ourselves high risk pregnancies, and our best bet for honest answers to these questions would be to seek them from a specialist, ie, High Risk Obstetrician. I have also found that my PCP and regular OB/Gyn dodge this subject with vague answers that don't say yes or no with any particular explanation.
Avatar f tn Hi.i had a stroke last january of this year and im still 24 years old.It all happened when i was at work i started to have a smoky vision and my eyes are really red so i was rushed to the hospital that night and had a bp of 140/100 which was a bit high.A day or two i started having severe headache and had a double vision then my doctors diagnosed me of cerebrovascular disease infarct right pons lacunar.My double vision lasted for 3 months but until now im still suffering of severe headache.
429949 tn?1224695179 Clogged carotid arteries are a major cause of stroke, so this is an important rule-out test. It's totally painless and takes maybe 20 or 30 minutes.
Avatar n tn Was the stroke on the opposite side of the brain as your focal neurological deficit when you have your migraine. Unfortunately, you are at a higher risk of having another stroke compared to the general population. If you have an aura with your migraine, you at even a higher risk (although the risk is only alittle). I would make sure that you do not have any other risk factors for stroke, antiphospholipid antibodies, Leiden V factor, prothrombin mutation, abnormal low HDL or high LDL, etc.
Avatar n tn He doesn't seem to think that I am at a higher risk than anyone else for problems, even with prior history of stroke. I am still leary about it though. Did you talk to your gynecologist about blood thinners etc... if you were to get pregnant again? I just wondered who told you your information because my neuro did not really give me any details of that nature.
Avatar n tn It's also important to know where exactly in the brainstem the stroke was, how large it was, was there any involvement of the arteries in his neck or brain like a tear in the vertebral artery and how well his stroke risk factors such as the high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol were really being controlled. FOr one thing, a tear in the vertebral artery can occur as a result of trauma and lead to a brainstem stroke.
764912 tn?1322715443 Hey all, Well I am still at Mayo clinic in MN. They did confirm a stroke and did a TEE--to look at my heart. Today I have neuropsych testing due to memory and change in personality issues. Then Tues I see my Neurologist again. I sure hope we get some road to take....thinking of you all.
Avatar n tn My questions are: is there any specific test for a stroke due to a blood clot? : : Could they just be "fishing" and maybe theirs another problem such as M.S.? : : I was also tested for possible Lupus and the blood tests were negative? : : In addition to the fatigue, I have muscle spasms (only when laying down) in my : : left leg and just recently have been experiencing them in my hands and forearms. : : I occasionally have minor pain in the back of my neck.
Avatar m tn My Dad has been diagnosed with having delirium after a stroke. He is continuously restless and agitated, he is always pulling at the bedclothes or taking off his own clothes. Is there any treatment for delirium and is it reversible?
Avatar n tn It has been three months after the event and the following is part of a neuro consult--left hemisphere stroke, on CT chronic changes of subcortical white matter disease and remote focal infarctions associated with significant atrophy, significant spastic hemiparesis and language difficulty. He also feels she has reached a plateau with little expectation for future improvements. Probable underlying dementia superimposed on the stroke. I would like help dealing with her spasticity issues.
Avatar n tn My father had a similar sounding stroke on Dec. 8, 2006. He seemed pretty alert, spoke well, could swallow, etc. His major problems were left side paralysis and double vision. After about three weeks, he took his first steps and within 2 weeks of that was walking 40 feet with a walker. He was not able to start moving his left hand until about 4 weeks in. At that point, he could move all fingers and make a loose fist.
Avatar n tn Hi, I have been reading your posts, and my husband is currently on a trach, after his stroke 7 wks ago. Can you give me more info about what type of swallow test and trachea tests were done on him. My husband's right side is completely affected, and he too, can not really stick out his tongue when asked. Can your brother in law now stick out his tongue? My husband's stroke was also a bleed, deep in his brain. Thanks for any info you can supply. I am glad your brother in law is improving. Thanks.
Avatar n tn My 27 year old sister had a stroke 6 months ago. Her recovery was going well until approxiametly 3 months after the stroke she started to experience severe side effects. She has lost muscular control of her eyes, meaning she can see clearly but can't control the movement of her eyes. Her eyes seem to "jump" in her head. She is also experiencing severe dizziness, headaches, and nausea. She has lost all quality of life. Any help?