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Cerebral Aneurysm Coiling
I had cerebral aneurysm coiled and stent in feb this year. If i start smoking again exactly how will it affect me?
I have to have an angiogram post cerebral aneurysm coiling 8 months ago. Routine check. Is angiogram a risky procedure. Im having mine under ga?
Low risk: All risk factors must be considered. Heart, lung, kidney, diabetes and medications. Allergies small, puncture of artery and catheter passed to inject the radio opaque dye. Ask about ct angio or MRI as followup? Perhaps thought is to do more coils? Ask why general anes? Most are local with some sedatives. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I stopped taking plavix (clopidogrel) a week ago from cerebral aneurysm coiling on 4/30/13. My r eye has returned to being blood shot along w/head base pains worry?
Is siemens avanto "MRA with and without contrast SPGR post coil protocol" considered 1.5t or 3.0t mra? Can both detect 1 to 2 mm cerebral aneurysm
Does siemens avanto " MRA with and without contrast SPGR post coil protocol" has ability to detect small 1 to 2 mm cerebral aneurysm? Expl protocol
More factors: MRA's ability to detect a 1-2 mm aneurysm also depends on the magnet's field strength, number of phase-encoded steps (affects resolution), and acquisition parameters. Given optimal conditions (the above as well as no patient movement), the detection rate of aneurysms larger than 1 mm is comparable for MRA and digital subtraction angiography. www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007269.htm ...Read more
I have 360 coils for my brain aneurysm 2005 ihave had daily hda since.I was told to live with it. Why?
You need answers: Yes, the phrase, "live with it, " is not very helpful. A more detailed understanding of what may be causing your headaches, what to expect, and strategies to manage these possibilities can help. Please refer to the information contained in the brain aneurysm center for women for guidance. www.chicagoaneurysm.com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unruptured brain aneurysm coiled 2013 under stress at home with mentally unbalanced husband who sees beings! Will stress affect my coils? Thank you.
Only is it causes a: rise in your blood pressure.Good idea to check coils every 5 years with an MRA. I have coils,too.Way to dodge a bullitt.anyone else in the family with brain aneurysms ?Discus with Neurosurgeon or Interventional Radiologist about screening first degree relatives.Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Brain aneurysm coiled May 2013 Sept scan showed occlusion. When can I stop worrying? I am afraid I will bang my head or coughing will loosen the coils
You are lucky: for under going successful treatment , those untreated ones will have disastrous out comes . Once vessel is occluded ( thrombosed ) will not allow the coil displaced , don't worry , but you need close follow up by your doctor .Good Luck ...Read more
What are common after effects for a brain aneurysm operation using the coil embolization procedure?
Rare side effects: You can have problems in three different areas after an embolization procedure: 1. The groin site where you gained access. 2. The arteries all the way up to the head. 3. The brain in the form of a stroke or a bleed. That being said, the rate of complication from a coiling of an aneurysm is extremely low in experienced hands. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A year ago last may my brain aneurysm was coiled. I get pains the last 8 weeks where my coils are situated. Is this normal? MRA shows occlusion
Probably not the coi: If the coils were to cause a headache, they'd have done it right away. And any headache from the procedure would be generalized, or at least cover a fairly large area, and not in a specific place. Your headache is much more likely to be due to something else. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a physically disabled son/angry abusive husband.Lot's of stress.Had surgery on unruptured brain aneurysm 3 months.Will this affect my coils?
Abusive husband: Living with an abusive, angry husband is not safe even without a brain aneurysm or surgically placed coils. There is help for you in counseling/psychotherapy -- to help deal with your stress and explore your options. There's also direct support for those in your situation plus shelters that you could go (along with your son) to if this is what you decide to do. http://tinyurl.com/nz2ad. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Discuss with your MD: You should discuss this with the doctor who performed your procedure. If these symptoms are new and depending on the location and size of the aneurysm then they could indicate possible problems or unanticipated effects of the procedure and may require treatment. It is impossible to give a simple general answer though as this depends on a number of factors that your surgeon knows best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On waiting lis tin uk, to coil brain aneurysm 8mil very worried getting mild headaches now so afraid. Can i still walk my dog?
Yes: Walking your dog at a mild pace will help relieve stress and calm you which can reduce blood pressure while you wait. There is no advantage to just lying there waiting to have the aneurysm coiled and mild exercise will be beneficial. You will want to avoid moderate and high intensity routines however. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How dangerous is this. 1200 mg motrin, 150mg plavix, (clopidogrel) and 7200mg flax seed oil daily after coils&stent put in brain aneurysm?
Risk and benefits: Placement of stents in the brain vessels is tricky- we have to balance the tendency to form clot in the stent that can lead to strokes and the risk of bleeding from drugs like Plavix (clopidogrel) that we give you to counteract this tendency. Without knowing more about your specific situation i would recommend to discuss this with the doctor who performed the procedure and follow the instructions exactly! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bad luck: Aneurysms can run in families occasionally. If you have two first degree relatives with documented cerebral aneurysms, then it's possible it is hereditary. There are conditions such as marfan's syndrome and polycystic kidneys and head injury that are also associated with aneurysms. In the absence of those, bad luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood vessel dilatio: An aneurysm is a problem of a blood vessel where the wall is weak or injury, causing it to bulge outward like a balloon. Cerebral means in the brain. Cerebral aneursyms can lead to blood clots or bleeding in the brain, often referred to as a type of "stroke", or medically, a cerebro-vascular accident (cva). Sometimes they can be left alone, other times they need surgery. ...Read more