recently i have had CTA symptoms....but not the usual that i had with the carotid blockages...i am being sent to Vanderbilt for narrowing of Vertebral Arteries...my question is ...How do they do an Angiogram for the vertebral Arteries ? Is it the same as with the Carotid ...the second time my right carotid was block in less than a year and they put a stent in through the groin....is the Vertebral Arteries done the same?...ThanksView Thread
thanks for the quick reply....i don't remember being dizzy just falling....it was so quick i was up then i was down..no reason ...my balance has been an issue since before the surgery but usually i just walk like i'm drunk..kind of ...it's like a door opened under me and i was down...nothing to trip on or stumble on...just downView Thread
hello all i would like to ask the Dr. if falling is an unusual incident.. about a month ago i had a carotid stenting which i posted. it was 99% blocked after 1year following the carotid surgery. i have felt much better just the short term memory loss ,which is quite annoying...but so thankful to still be around. today though i fell i don't know exactly what happened,but i fell hard on a concrete floor small cut on arm and several bruises..one on the left knee is about the size of a golf ball with a knot to match... my back is quite sore also but i see my pain management next friday.....should i tell my primary or just tough it out...what i need to know is this something to worry about i guess..sorry to say i have had my fill of doctors and don't want to go unless really needed TIAView Thread
you need to see a vascular specialists....he specializes in these things....i have had a stent recently with the actual surgery a year ago..... believe me their is a world of difference..i am now on plavix and the 81mg of aspirin...my DR. says they have no idea why mine blocked up again so fast and so severely ( it was 99%) i don't smoke, (quit before first surgery) drink, and my BP and Cholestrol levels are great..sometimes it is in your genes (family history) does anyone else in your family have similiar problems...your BP seems awful high your life depends on you seek a second opinion from a specialists....good luckView Thread
1st day home after stenting had to spend some time at dd before returning as they did not want me to drive.....the blockage was 99% according to the Surgeon and they even had to use a smaller stent then they started with... he stated it was very "tight"...he also said it was exactly where the other blockage had been and was very soft...they now are setting me up with CTA's every 6 months .....he stated i have eluded a major stroke twice now.....I have been very Blessed to have had such great medical staff...the only thing was that i had a large hematoma in the groin that after it gets fisnished doing it's thing should cover from hip to calf according to PA ...and that is the only problem so far..memory loss is the same ..and some problems with words ..but I am....still here and had a WONDERFUL Mothers Day.....my question is why does this happen ? he explained it was a small percentage... and what do they mean by soft ...also why is the hematoma so large? TIAView Thread
ok last night while trying to lift a cup of coffee....well, my wrist went limp. and today it is still hurting, like i sprained it....it is so hard to peg what is going on with me......i also have rsd that is in remission at this time/ which caused osteoarthritis up to the shoulder .... so i wonder which symptoms do i need to get up and go (back to hosptal or Dr. Office)...as i have said in a previous post ....I am having a 2nd surgery on the carotid in just a few days, in only 15 mnths...doing what i know to be good diet wise but would like to find stats on my condition ...for all this is happening in such a short period of time.....thanksView Thread
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