Day in Acute Stroke Unit
Yesterday I was taken into hospital with a suspected TIA so spent the day in Acute Stroke Unit - most have been the quietest day of the year ...
Perspective of a Newbie
The third week in hospital was in a short stay ward for day-case operations where I got very little care as a stroke victim....
Slurred speech, unusual movements
Hello everyone, I never join chats, but have had APS since 1993 and have several recent issues and am trying to learn of the correlation. I h...
Crazy turn of events...
After finding out about my PFO, and having them working on scheduling a surgery to close it, the blood tests came back and I was diagnosed wi...
Stroke prevention in AF
A few days ago during a discussion on the need for anticoagulants I commented that every fifteen minutes somebody in UK had an AF related str...
How do you use Kardia and is it useful?I
I have finally been given anticoagulants after a long fight with GP. He said my CHAD score was only 1....
Christmas poem to friends, family & PSPers 2017
Said the medics ‘ Parkinsonian you see ” Then gave the diagnosis of P.S.P. What’s that?...
A question of choice?
Doodle68 cites an interesting list of statements from the Stroke Association in support of medication – the first of which is: “ The risk of ...
AF and dementia issues
those people with AF performed significantly worse in learning, memory and executive function tasks '. they found that persistent but not par...
London Doctors/Differing Opinions
Hi, Happy and. Healthy New Year to everyone....
How to move on now?
Hi, I was offered a cardiovasion that I decided not to have after reading it isn't very successful. I visited specilist at hospital yesterday...
Want to get off apixiban and on to warfarin? But nobody wants me to stop and change i case of a further stroke?...
Alternatives to Anticoagulants
My understanding is that further research is being carried out but there are indications that it could help in stroke prevention....
Anticoagulants and activity and mental health... Oh my!
My GP was the one to tell me about my Afib, And she assesed my CHADs-VASC score as 1 ( for gender )....
Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia
Hello All My nephew was diagnosed with HoFH a few years back. He is 6 years of age....
What came first?
Hi everyone I am new here and am very thankful for all the great topics! I will try to make my long story short!...
I am testing positive for APS ANTICARDIOLIPIN for about 2 years now....
Polyhydramnios and mild kidney dilation
I had an ultrasound yesterday to confirm if I had excess fluid or not. The scan confirmed I have polyhydramnios and they saw my baby's kidney...
Does anyone know if ubiquinol works to lower cholesterol as I don't want to take a statin- any other suggestions...
Finally Seeing Hematologist Thursday
So I am finally scheduled to see the Hematologist on Thursday. I have been waiting a long time for this....
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