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Symptoms Of Lacunar Stroke
Mini stroke is: Symptoms of stroke that last just few minutes or hours but always less than 24 hrs. Consider a warning sign of a complete stroke. Also known as transient ischemic attacks is a serious event that should not be ignored. Treatment and diagnosis should be seek immediately. Symptoms include sudden numbness and tingling or weakness at face, arm or leg in one side of the body; confusion, trouble speaking. ...Read more
It's possible: Aphasia (inability to speak or understand speech) is caused by damage (ischemia or hemorrhage- bleeding) to certain parts of the brain (usually on the left brain for right handed patients) that control speaking and understanding speech. Tumors in those areas can also affect speech. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stroke Symptoms: General symptoms of a stroke include: sudden numbness, tingling, weakness, or loss of movement in your face, arm, or leg, especially on only one side of your body. Sudden vision changes or trouble speaking. Confusion or trouble understanding simple statements. Problems with walking or balance. A stroke usually happens suddenly but may occur over hours. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pathophysiology: Ischemic stroke occurs when an artery to the brain is blocked.A thrombotic stroke occurs when diseased or damaged cerebral arteries become blocked by the formation of a blood clot within the brain. An embolic stroke is also caused by a clot within an artery, but in this case the clot (or emboli) forms somewhere other than in the brain itself. Hemorrhagic stroke is sudden bleed into the brain. ...Read more
It varies.: A mini stroke typically refers to a transient ischemic attack which resolves on its own. There can be different symptoms, depending on the area affected. But unlike a stroke a TIA doesn't destroy brain cells or cause permanent disability. However, tias may recur and each TIA increases the risk of a subsequent stroke. You should talk to your doctor and get evaluated appropriately. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Myocardial infarctio: Usual symptom is unrelenting substernal chest pain with shortness of breath, perhaps lightheaded and nausea. If patient gets promptly to medical care, aspirin, beta blocker, perhaps other platelet inhibitor or thrombolytic agent and other meds; if interventional capable center may rapidly go to cath lab for diagnosis and possible interventional procedure. ...Read more
Step down process: Vascular dementia is caused by poor circulation to parts of the brain caused by ongoing "mini-strokes" that occur. Alzheimer's dementia is a chronic gradual decline, whereas vascular dementia can have sudden decreases in physical and cognitive functioning. Like walking down the stairs. They may be stable, sharp decline, stable, sharp decline etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
F.A.S.T: F = new onset facial weakness on one side, the mouth or the eye droops (smiling shows this up) A = new onset arm weakness (you cant hold one of your arms up or lift it properly S = speech problems, new slurring or difficulty finding the name for common objects e.g. pen, chairs, keys. T = Urgent treatment in hospital is required. Call ambulance. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Varied: In about 25% of patients, vertigo, slurred speech, and diplopia imply altered brainstem function. Commonly in adolescent women but also in others, total blindness and sensorial clouding accompanied by vertigo, slurred speech, tinnitus and distal/perioral paresthesias followed by a confusional state. The symptoms usually persist for 30 m followed by a throbbing occipital headache. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
TIA: You can have stroke symptoms that resolve from a temporary impairment of brain blood flow that resolves before there is brain death. Make sure your carotid arteries have been checked with ultrasound, mri, or ct and that your doctor does not suspect small emboli from your heart. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lacunar Stroke: Lacunar stroke is a type of stroke that results from occlusion of one of the penetrating arteries that provides blood to the brain's deep structures. It is estimated that lacunar infarcts account for 25% of all ischemic strokes, with an annual incidence of approximately 15 per 100, 000 people. They may be more frequent in men and in people of african, mexican, and hong kong chinese descent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
7 month after TB meningitis MRI say chronic lacunar infarct in left thalamus right basal ganglia she's only 22yr having mild stroke symptoms. Can she be fine? She's on TB meds & tizanidine+baclofen
7 month after TB meningitis MRI say chronic lacunar infarct in left thalamus right basal ganglia she's only 22yr having mild stroke symptoms. Can she recover? She's on TB meds and baclofen+tizanidine
Matter of size: A lacunar stroke is due to a block in a smaller end artery, as contrasted to a carotid or middle cerebral artery obstruction, which would cause damage to a larger area of brain. Many strokes in the basal ganglia are small and often not noticed clinically, but the larger ones are very evident. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Impression states: small lacunar infarct in the right cerebellar hemisphere. Is that considered a stroke? should I be doing anything about it
Stroke. : That finding would be considered a stroke, yes. You should be on medications, and you should have your blood pressure and blood sugar checked/monitored. You may want to consider seeing a Neurologist as well. And more testing may be required, such as 2d echocardiogram and carotid Doppler. ...Read more
It is possible: Sometimes a lacunar stroke does not appear on CT - at least for a small lacunar stroke. An MRI of the brain would be a more useful tool to determine if a stroke has occurred. A CT scan is less costly, and should always be done to evaluate stroke (for bleeding) but it may not see small changes, sometimes even 3 days later. ...Read more
Since a right sided lacunar infarct the vision in my right eye is changing. at this point everythin is blurry in that eye. is this from the stroke?
I'm 61 w/heart, brain, kidney conditions including chf, af, bypass, lacunar stroke. I'm avoiding md visits i need. Could a case manager help me?
No.: A case manager is not a replacement for your doctor by any means. With all those underlying medical conditions, you should be getting care regularly. You can avoid the doctor, but you won't be able to avoid the problems your diseases are bringing. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Old lacunar infarcts or bilateral benign cysts found in basal ganglion. Seeing neuro soon. Possible cause of my migraine w/ stroke like symptoms?
Unlikely,: Not unique for an MRI to show white matter lesions in pts who have history of migraine, especially complex episodes, either classical or hemiplegic. Strokes with migraine, seems most associated with auras, cigarette smoking, and hormonal use. The root cause of your episodes is genetic, which changes your brain glutamate sensitivity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mri shows lacunar infarct in left thalmus according to physician. No major symptoms. H/a, dizziness, loss of balance. Do i need to be treated for this?
Perhaps: Real question to be discerned is why do you, at age 21 have signs of a stroke? Is it old related to a childhood issue, or newer. Do you have a hematological issue such as sickle cell, or do you have a hereditary problem with homocysteine, such as mthfr. Is there a cardiac problem such as a lingering vsd, or pfo? In other words, is there a future risk? Get answers and even additional opinions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dx dysautonomia, old lacunar infarct on right basal ganglia&medial left temporal lobe found what symptoms can this cause(having peripheral vision loss, memory&concentration probs)&can diagnosis cause this finding?
All chronic: Infarct means death of tissue secondary to obstructed blood flow. Lacunar is a tiny area. Once event has occurred, the nerve cells do not grow back locally, but compensatory pathways arise. Key lesson, therapies can prevent stroke events. Talk to your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
57 y/o female lacunar infarct 2009. Would that make my memory (short term) be affected? Its really getting bad. Thank u.
Highly unlikely: Embolic strokes are considered to be the typical forms of stroke or hemorrhagic type as well that place a person at highest risk for post stroke dementia like consequences. Small vessel ischemic type, since 2009?, and a single event? Nah.....but that doesn't mean you shouldn't get a workup of some sort because there may be an explanation. ...Read more
Control risk factors: Lacunar infarcts are a type of ischemic stroke that is often due to risk factors for stroke including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes as well as lifestyle changes such as stopping smoking, exercise, and a healthy diet. The ataxia refers to a specific type of lacunar infarct and the associated symptoms of incoordination. It is best to seek full evaluation by a stroke neurologist. ...Read more
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