Stroke unit admission

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Avatar f tn Hi there, I was discharged from a stroke unit in the uk yesterday after having a mini ischaemic stroke which I was frombolised for. When I was first admitted my troponin levels were at 365, dropping to 190 over a 4 day period. I'm unsure of the level now but I imagine it's lower. But I know healthy people are supposed to have no reading. I'm a 29 year old, otherwise healthy female - no drinking smoking or drugs. No history of strokes in the family. I also had a fever for 2 days whilst admitted.
639773 tn?1401025574 I have stroke symptoms. Slurred speech, right leg weakness, unable to lift up rt. leg, and difficulty swallowing. I had a negative MRI,spinal tap and a Cervical spine all negative. My neurologist examined me and diagnosed a gait disturbance because of leg weakness, Hyperactive reflexes in all extremities. My speech was not bad the day I saw him but got much worse. Because of my swallowing difficulty I was not eating. Bread got stuck and seemed to stay in my chest for a day.
Avatar n tn If your episodes are frequent enough, one thing to consider would be an admission to an epilepsy monitoring unit. There you would be hooked up to video EEG continuously for a few days. If there is a change in the EEG pattern with an episode, this would help the docs figure out if it's seizure related. If everything is normal, then it's possible that it could be an atypical migraine.
144586 tn?1284669764 This is not to say that your family physician is incompetent, but what people see a lot of they get good at, and the geriatric practices are good at what they do. The elderly and the stroke-disabled have special needs, different norms for lab results and medications, and the geriatric physician has that know how. The one we use is affiliated with a medical school and they provide me with a print out of all her labs without asking and e-mail me once a week to inquire as to her well-being.
984963 tn?1248828564 I have a 21 year old daughter, 2 weeks ago she experienced massive migrains, I took her to an after hours clinic, her temp was very high and frightening as her temp continued to rise, however the doctor said she needed to go to the hospital, as he said it could have been a number of things that was wrong but he couldn't be sure what it was, she is now in Rotorua Hospital undergoing a series of test, that seem to come back normal apart from a severe liver infection, but however within 24 hours o
Avatar n tn This often requires prolonged video-EEG monitoring in which admission into an epilepsy monitoring unit for a few days occurs, and EEG is recorded over days to capture an episode while the EEG leads are on. Follow-up with your neurologist is recommended; evaluation by an epilepsy specialist (a neurologist specialized in epilepsy) may be of benefit to you. Thank you for this opportunity to answer your questions, I hope you find the information I have provided useful, good luck.
Avatar n tn Hi Don. i will keep this short cas i cant look at comp screen now more than 10 min. Went to 1 hosp, thought i was having cluster headaches, & the shot me up with new drug, se-qu? Hosp denied it. Then i showed them paperwork, so they blamed it on my sphiechietrist, who treated me fr addh! Later i ws coursed goin to see my neurolist in another hosp. out of state, but had my broth. bring me early cas i was having multible attacks daily. 1 time even blood came out of my eye, & nose!
Avatar n tn Glad that the MRI is normal. But further testing may be necessary such as admission to an epilepsy monitoring unit where you're continuously hooked up to an EEG and video monitor for a few days to catch one of these episodes. If there is no EEG change with the episode, then it's very unlikely to be a seizure. Atypical migraines may also present with similar symptoms, which may be a consideration for you as you've had headaches with some of the episodes.
Avatar n tn I have 4 stents, one heart attack and one stroke, yet I have to sit in a damned ER to get into the hospital. This is not right. Last March, I had a rotational arthectomy and 2 stents. I/we that have a history of heart disease should not have to suffer the added anxiety of sitting in an ER to wait to get checked into the hospital. When they put in the first stent, you should have the right to gain admittance to a hospital bed, bypassing the ER.
Avatar n tn The good news is, that although you have experienced a TIA, these events are often cauesed by dehydration and inactivity in normal people. What part of going to a hospital with a good stroke center isn't clear to you? The symptoms you have experienced endanger yourself and others. GO TO AN EMERGENCY ROOM.
Avatar f tn There are some rare antibodies that require the blood to be run through a wamer as it's being transfused. Each unit can take a few hours to transfuse because if it's done too quickly you risk heart attack or stroke. The floor nurses take a whole lot longer with transfusions than most outpatient facilities who deal with transfusions, chemo and other infusions every single day.
Avatar f tn My migraines are said to be neurological in cause and mimic a mini stroke. They are said to be capable of causing brain damage and potentially (should they be untreated and allowed to go on as I used to do) could kill me. Hence an absolute need to remain complient w/ treatment and prevention ( which I do) MRI showed no organic damage or physical cause. Thoughts? Suggestions?
612876 tn?1355518095 My fainting started as a child from a sever case of heat stroke. Ever since then they would always write it off to dehydration. Then as I got older it was stress. Then it was because of low blood sugar. Then... Well you get the idea. Two years ago I fainted getting into my car and fell into the street... and that's where my true journey began. Two years later... salt, fluid, midodrine, florinef and a wheel chair!
Avatar f tn Then several other things went on that were anywhere from mildly annoying to pure bad care. Then taken to the HDU unit (high dependency unit) with a bed for emergencies,not suitable for a women in labour. Left on my own three quarters of. the time, even though I was told that my condition was worsening, treated like a piece of meat being told what to do by the staff. Door left open to all and sundry.
Avatar f tn of heart attack could be determined If a person is checked and has a inital troponin of 3.560 ng/mL with a CK MB of 30.8 ng/mL, CK at 292 unit/L. Troponins later peaked at 36.500 14 hours later as wel las CK at 725 unit/L and CK MB peaked at 88.9 nf/mL 9 hours later. When did the heart attack occur? A few days or hours ago What happened was my father came into hospital with a minor heart attack after doubling his Ranexa to 1000.
365714 tn?1292202708 I received a phone call informing me of this person's admission to the SICU of a local hospital. They were suffering from severe abdominal pain, and the doctors couldn't figure out why. When I saw them, it was obvious to me that they were also experiencing symptoms of acute alcohol withdrawal. Our brief conversation on that day would turn out to be our last. As the next days passed, the pain became so intense that a morphine induced sleep was the only way to keep them stable at all.
429949 tn?1224695179 I guess for woman at my age if they are gonna have one that's when. I got admitted to the psych unit first, but the next day the staff found me unresponsive with a blood pressure of 76/44 and I got transferred to the ICU. That's how they figured out the encephalitis and meningitis. During this whole time I have no clue what's going on with me. I have no memory of it. All I know is what people have told me and what's in the doctor's report. I was at 4 hospitals.
385668 tn?1301797480 I am so scared that I will stroke out! I cant imagine NOT going through with this as I definately need the surgery. How do I come to terms with the waiting and the waiting at the hospital, stuck in a bed, with IVS, no where to go!!! Run!!!! I am afraid my pressure will be extremely high...OMG what do I do Please someone help.
190559 tn?1280615967 Presentation may include alteration of conscious level, seizures, tremor, myoclonus, ataxia, or multiple stroke-like episodes. Psychiatric symptoms, including depression and psychosis, have also been reported . Course of Hashimoto's encephalopathy may be relapsing/remitting or progressive, even evolving into dementia. Nonspecific imaging abnormalities may be present. Brain MRI findings may change abruptly and drastically.
1199040 tn?1265239024 org/wiki/Nosocomial_infection Nosocomial infections are infections which are a result of treatment in a hospital or a healthcare service unit, but not secondary to the patient's original condition. Infections are considered nosocomial if they first appear 48 hours or more after hospital admission or within 30 days after discharge. Nosocomial comes from the Greek word nosokomeion (νοσοκομείον) meaning hospital (nosos = disease, komeo = to take care of).
446896 tn?1237806342 Working on a surgical unit in a hospital, I assume most of you can imagine the number of BPs and HRs I take in the course of my shift. Literally hundreds! And I take them on many people who have the same fear as you. In a way, it's not really a fair analogy because folks who are in the hospital are generally in pain, on heavy duty drugs and are afraid. Their blood pressures reflect all of those. Which is why we repeat it through out the day.
Avatar f tn I was released from the hospital 3 weeks ago following a 10 day stay that included a tour of the ER, the surgical unit, progressive care, nuclear medicine, endoscopy, and the operating suites. Every graduating senior resident at that teaching hospital was thrown my case because of my 'less than textbook' presentation. I was never truly aware of just HOW sick I was until that moment when the fluctuating and wildly unstable vital signs I was watching registered in my fuzzy brain as MINE.
555358 tn?1292535661 I had the surgery 11/15/1999. I was in the trauma unit for 24 hours and then a regular room for a day and released. I vomitted twice after surgery which they said was from the morphine. They switched me to a different pain medicine and the vomitting stopped. I was sent home after 2 days with no medical support or help. Luckily, I have a good husband and a large family that were by my side 24/7. I went back to work after 7 weeks. I had a couple of check-ups with my NS.
Avatar n tn Immediately my heart went into a-fib. A trip to the ER, admission to the step-down unit, and IV meds and my heart converted the next day. I mentioned to my cardiologist that I felt that my a-fib was being triggered by my hiatal hernia but he said he had never heard of that. Well, obviously all of us can't be imagining this connection. I'm so thankfull I found this site.