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Aspirin Before Mri
Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more
What's an appropriate aspirin cessation before extraction.Plan 2 appointments.Stop 6 days before 1st visit.Should continue aspirin before stop again?
Depends: Depends how much Aspirin you are taking?. If you were taking only one Aspirin a day as cardiovascular preventive care, which you don't need at your age, then stoping 2 days before extraction will be fine. If you were taking high doses of Aspirin for other causes than i think stoping for 5 days is safe, and resume 24 hours after extraction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had CT brain angio mon. Aneurysm is 6m not 8m as MRI indicated. I need a heart CT angio before surgery is this ok so soon after brain ct?
Probably ok: Ct angiogram measurement of a brain aneurysm is more accurate than measurement on mri. Regarding having a heart ct angio after a recent head angio, you should be safe if heart ct angio is done 2 days after the head ct angio and if you have normal kidney functions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
H attack and stroke 11 months ago, 1 DES in LAD, took Plavix (clopidogrel) all the time & Aspirin for 3,5 months. Can Plavix (clopidogrel) be substituted with Eliquis?
Data still coming in: To date most information favors Eliquis over Plavix (clopidogrel) in several studies mainly having to do with atrial fibrillation. Data on your particular situation is not really available yet partly because we have to test Eliquis with DES to see if there are any problems. Keep watching as I am sure if Eliquis proves out you may be able to switch in future ...Read more
CT scan following Afib episode and due to migraine- showed no bleeds but calcified carotid siphons. next step? ultrasound? on Xarelto already. Thanks
Probably: It depends on the indication, of course. Stents, especially drug eluting stents ("medicated" stents) which are one of the major indications for plavix, (clopidogrel) require dual anti-platelet therapy, thus Aspirin is routinely given with Plavix (clopidogrel) and Plavix (clopidogrel) alone is inadequate and risky. ...Read more
See below: Not recommended as the too meds have an additive effect on bleeding and increase GI bleed risk. ...Read more
Bad idea to have contrast CT & contrast MRI in same day (i.e., too much, different contrast at once)? Should I request creatinine test 1st?
Was advised by neurologist to take hydrocodone if Imitrex (sumatriptan) didn't work. Can that help w migraine pain? after 100 mg Imitrex (sumatriptan) how long till nxt pill?
Yes, it can, but...: Hydrocodones is a codeine/narcotic derivatives which can relieve any pain for several hours. If used too frequently in some people who are addictive-prone, that is major problem. Presuming neurologist worked up for causes of migraine, the treatment depends on the severity and the frequency. If they occur every month, rx should try a med to prevent them entirely. Max dose over 24 hrs = 100 mg more. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
After stroke I have been prescribed 325 mg aspirin daily along with plavix (clopidogrel). Should that aspirin dose go down?
Not necessarily: That is a farily standard dose.Get a more detailed answer ›
Confused; after an ischemic stroke, been prescribed 325 mg aspirin and plavix (clopidogrel). Research doesn't support this; doctor says it's okay. Pls advise.
Stroke: The combination of Aspirin and Plavix (clopidogrel) has not been shown to offer any additional benefit in reducing the risk of stroke when compared to either one alone. The only gain is an increased risk of bleeding complications. Still, its combination can be used in recent coronary or other arterial stent placement and atrial fibrillation patients when anticoagulation is not a feasible option (anticoagulation is still preferred option in atrial fibrillation treatment). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer