Thrombotic stroke risk factors

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1013028 tn?1250923267 However, in persons with the lupus anticoagulant, the risk of recurrence of both arterial and venous thrombotic episodes is very high. Some patients may need to be on long-term oral anticoagulation. Some may need to be on anticoagulation for the whole life. Plavix, similar to Aspirin, is an antiplatelet drug and is effective in treating arterial clots (in cases of stroke, heart attack, peripheral arterial disease). Plavix stops platelets aggregation or prevents them from sticking together.
Avatar n tn I'm 43yr old and had a small stroke recently. I'm a fit non smoker w/ no risk factors except a newly diagonosed lipoprotein-a of 85 (this level was taken after 6wk of asprin tx). I've had and extensive work up to rule out other causes. My cardiac echo w/ bubble study and ct angiogram from chest to brain was normal. I have a good cholesterol profile and no htn. My thrombophilia work up was basically normal.
Avatar n tn Your mother suffered from ischemic stroke of which the greatest danger is posed by embolic strokes followed by thrombotic and lacunar strokes. On the other hand, the survivors of hemorrhagic have a greater chance of recovering function than those suffering from ischemic stroke. Most of the patients, nearly about three quarters recover functional independence after a stroke. She would require intensive physical therapy and conscious attempt to activity.
18089930 tn?1463091690 A black male in his early fifties suffers a thrombotic stroke. He has high cholesterol and blood pressure but is thin with no diabetes. When he suffers his stroke he loses function on one side of his body and becomes disoriented. He is taken to the ER right away. How long is he likely to be in the hospital? What is the plausibility for either lasting effects or a complete recovery?
Avatar m tn Now he should be on aspirin and nerve medications like Lyrica to quiet down the inflammation. Any risk factors like diabetes and hypertension need to be controlled. And he should continue with his physical therapy. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
18089930 tn?1463091690 A black male in his early fifties suffers a thrombotic stroke. He has high cholesterol and blood pressure but is thin with no diabetes. When he suffers his stroke he loses function on one side of his body and becomes disoriented. He is taken to the ER right away. How long is he likely to be in the hospital? What is the plausibility for either lasting effects or a complete recovery?
Avatar f tn A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a transient event that is a risk factor for ischemic stroke. In a TIA, arterial blockage in the brain occurs briefly and resolves on its own, without causing tissue death. Approximately 10% of ischemic strokes are preceded by a TIA, and about 40% of patients who experience a TIA will have a stroke. Hemorrhagic Stroke Hemorrhagic stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain ruptures and bleeds into surrounding tissue.
Avatar m tn Were coagulation factors checked ( PT, aPTT, fibrinogen , plasminogen activator inhibitor levels , bleeding time).A family medical history of stroke, bleeding disorders, thrombotic events have to be ascertained from your husband. Basilar migraines are explained by temporary ischemia to the basilar portion of the brain. Hemiplegic migraines as mentioned above are genetically associated.
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 The WHI study highlights an increased risk of thrombotic disease associated with this form of hormone replacement therapy(HRT)...ie stroke. The average age of menopause is 51 in which you have surpassed. It is recommended in general that a patient utilize the lowest dose of HRT for the shortest period of time. The good news for you is that starting HRT within 5yrs of becoming estrogen deficient is associated with less risk.
Avatar m tn for people younger than 65 years with no risk factors the untreated annual risk of stroke is about 1%, whereas with one or more risk factors it is about 5%; for people aged 65-75 years with no risk factors the annual risk of stroke is about 4%, and with one or more risk factors it is about 6% per year; and for people older than 75 years with no risk factors the risk of stroke is about 3%-4%, whereas with one or more risk factors it is about 8% (see Box 2) (E1).7,26 from http://www.mja.com.
Avatar n tn abnormal thyroid, PCOS, diminished ovarian reserve); infectious factors (e.g. chlamydia, mycoplasma, ureaplasma); thrombotic factors (e.g. inherited thrombophilias); immunologic factors (e.g. anticardiolipin antibodies, autoimmune disorders, increased natural killer cell activity); male factors (e.g. sperm DNA fragmentation); and environmental factors (e.g. exposure to environmental toxins).
Avatar m tn For statisctics, ischemic stroke which accounted for 87% of all strokes recorded, they found that the risk of stroke occurrence on days with low weather temperature was 32% higher than it was on days with high temperature. Hence, they suggested the implementation of "preventive measures ... such as avoiding low temperature.
Avatar f tn In contrast to spontaneous atherosclerosis, a more significant denuding endothelial injury appears to be the critical initiating event, followed by intense platelet involvement and thrombus formation, leading to an initial predominant process of smooth muscle cell proliferation in accelerated atherosclerosis. Risk factors like cigarette smoking and hypertension play an important role in this process.
Avatar n tn g. chlamydia, mycoplasma, ureaplasma); thrombotic factors (e.g. inherited thrombophilias); immunologic factors (e.g. anticardiolipin antibodies, autoimmune disorders, increased natural killer cell activity); male factors (e.g. sperm DNA fragmentation); and environmental factors (e.g. exposure to environmental toxins).
Avatar m tn There are many risk factors for stroke including age, race, family history of stroke, hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, overweight, cardiovascular diseases, smoking and use of birth control use or other hormone therapy. These factors as well as risks and benefits of hormone therapy are often considered prior to any intake of any medication. While some studies show that estrogen are neuroprotective in stroke models, further tests may need to be done. Hope this helps.
Avatar f tn 65 an intermediate risk factor) Diabetes Stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) (in the past) If you have at least one of these risk factors, Coumadin may be considered and is clearly beneficial when two or more risk factors are present. Also, if a patient with AFib does have a prior stroke or TIA and no other risk factors, Coumadin is recommended.
Avatar n tn chlamydia, mycoplasma, ureaplasma); thrombotic factors (e.g. inherited thrombophilias); immunologic factors (e.g. anticardiolipin antibodies, autoimmune disorders, increased natural killer cell activity); male factors (e.g. sperm DNA fragmentation); and environmental factors (e.g. exposure to environmental toxins).
Avatar f tn Anyone else out there have ZERO risk factors for stroke, 100% clean bill of health but no reason why the stroke occured? Where do you go from here? Who can answer the clinical symptoms left when your doctor has no advice?
Avatar n tn For this therapy with clot dissolving drugs (thrombolytics), should be initiated early. Aspirin, an anti-thrombotic drug, is given immediately after an ischemic stroke to reduce the likelihood of having another stroke. Tissue plasminogen activator (TPA), needs to be given within 4.5 hours after stroke symptoms, this restores the blood supply to the affected part. The blood pressure and diabetes need to be well controlled.
Avatar f tn abnormal thyroid, PCOS, diminished ovarian reserve); infectious factors (e.g. chlamydia, mycoplasma, ureaplasma); thrombotic factors (e.g. inherited thrombophilias); immunologic factors (e.g. anticardiolipin antibodies, autoimmune disorders, increased natural killer cell activity); male factors (e.g. sperm DNA fragmentation); and environmental factors (e.g. exposure to environmental toxins).
63984 tn?1385437939 Patients with multiple cardiovascular risk factors (including positive family history, diabetes, kidney disease, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure) are also at higher risk of recurrent disease in their bypass grafts. Adherence with medications such as aspirin is also important. The next set of factors relate to the grafts themselves.
Avatar n tn No MI, no full stroke, no angina......is this still considered a family risk factor for me?