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A 54-year-old female asked:

I have had 2 tias after coiling of brain aneurysm 6 months ago. low b/pressure/ cholesterol non smoker good diet.do i now have a risk of major stroke.

3 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bradford Romans
A Verified Doctoranswered
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Yes,I'm afraid.: Talk to your treating neurologist to make sure everything is being done to lower this increased risk. Good luck.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
More than: Someone without that history. Talk yo your neurologist, vascular and primary doc re: management/prevention of future events.
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 19 years experience
Depends: Tias and stroke may happen after aneurysm coiling. Sometimes those are actually seizures. Talk to your doctor regarding further evaluation. Repeat angiogram or other vessel imaging may be needed t o rule out recurrence of aneurysm or integrity of the coil.
Dr. Mark Fisher
Dr. Mark Fisher commented
Neurology 35 years experience
I agree completely. There could be something going on at the aneurysm site that is presenting a thrombogenic surface to the bloodstream, i.e. a place where a clot could form, and clots are embolizing to other parts of your brain. Most definitely contact either your neurologist or if you can't get hold of him/her for some reason, contact the neuroradiologist who did the coiling directly.
Nov 8, 2014

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