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Sudden & severe: Headache that is sudden and severe can indicate a leak from a brain aneurysm. If previously undiagnosed such headaches need immediate evaluation. Smoking, high blood pressure, excess alcohol use and Cocaine are avoidable risk factors. Screening may be recommended if two family members have brain aneurysm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
63yodad ischemic stroke 2wks ago. Before had a DVT & asymptomatic brain aneurysm. @risk for falls from motor control issues. Should he start coumadin (warfarin)?
Risk / benefit tool?: Secondary Prevention of Stroke is important in reducing risk of recurrent stroke and potentially severe disability. Warfarin is indicated in Secondary Prevention if the patient has a diagnosis of Atrial Fibrillation. CHA2DS2-VASc and the HASBLED Scores at www.mdcalc.com can give some objective measure to help patient in discussion with doctor assess risk / benefit of anti-coagulation. A guide only ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can a 22 year old aorta take high BP under 6 month time without developing an aneurysm? What's the risk of getting aneurysms,?
Aneurysm or high risk of heart attack or stroke cause taste of blood in throat?myocardial infraction, inflamed plaque,head pain,chest pain-symptoms!?
Risks for aneurysm, BP at rest always comes up. Why at rest? Isn't it more important to know BP when active because it's higher then?
BP: Your blood pressure does rise with activity so that is to be expected. A resting blood pressure is easier to get and more consistent. Sometimes cardiologists will do a BP while you are doing a stress test as some conditions are associated with BP going to high with activity. However, for identifying essential hypertension rest BP is the standard. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 22. How long does it take for the aorta to become less flexible and in risk for aneurysms and dissection. Smoked on and off for some years...
Screen then stress: Get an ultrasound to screen for aaa. At your young age, you are unlikely to have a significant aneurysm, however with a family history, it is a good idea to make sure. Then get the stress test if that has been recommended. If you are just worried about cardiac risk, a fast ct with calcium score might also be an option. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer