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tell me whether stroke can be repeated

By Anonymous June 10, 2012 - 4:13am
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I had a mild stroke.Iwas in hospital 4 days and back to normal.However i went for carotc operation and 2 months are over.still ihave 50% block on the right side.Iam taking Flavix and aspirin daily.please advise

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Hi Anonymous

Thanks for your post!

The short answer is yes, strokes can be repeated.

For prevention, these steps can help:

  • Exercise regularly.
  • Eat more fruits and vegetables . Limit dietary salt and fat .
  • Stop smoking .
  • Drink alcohol only in moderation (1-2 drinks per day).
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Frequently check blood pressure . Follow your doctor's recommendations for keeping it in a safe range.
  • Take a low dose of aspirin (75 milligrams per day) if your doctor says it is safe.
  • Keep chronic medical conditions under control. This includes high cholesterol and diabetes.
  • Seek medical care if you have symptoms of a stroke, even if symptoms stop.
  • Stop the use of recreational drugs (cocaine, heroin, marijuana, amphetamines).

For further treatment options:


Immediate treatment is needed to :

  • Dissolve a clot causing an ischemic stroke
  • Stop the bleeding during a hemorrhagic stroke


Other treatment aims to:

  • Reduce the chance of later strokes
  • Improve functioning
  • Overcome disabilities



  • Clot-dissolving drugs
    • Given shortly after the start of symptoms—typically given within 3 hours by IV, or intraarterially (IA) within 6 hours
    • Used in carefully selected patients
  • Blood-thinning drugs (anticoagulants)
    • Heparin given by vein
    • Oral medication ( warfarin ) given if long-term treatment with blood-thinner is expected
    • Lovenox or other related medications, given subcutaneously (under skin)
  • Antiplatelet drugs

Other drugs are used to:


Other interventions during an acute stroke:

  • Adequate oxygen
  • Precautions to prevent choking
  • Frequent neurological examinations



Surgery may be performed following a stroke or TIA to prevent a recurrence. Surgical techniques:

  • Carotid endarterectomy —fatty deposits are removed from a carotid artery (major arteries in the neck that lead to the brain)
  • Carotid angioplasty and stenting —less invasive procedure than carotid endarterectomy; the carotid artery is widened and a mesh tube is placed into the artery to keep it open
  • Extracranial/intracranial bypass—blood supply is rerouted around a blocked artery using a healthy scalp artery
  • Craniotomy—done with a hemorrhagic stroke, to relieve pressure build-up in the brain caused by swelling


A study was done to compare endarterectomy to stenting. Even though endarterectomy is more invasive it led to fewer deaths. It also had fewer repeat strokes than stenting within the first six months.


  • Physical therapy—to regain as much movement as possible
  • Occupational therapy—assist in every day tasks and self care
  • Speech therapy—to improve swallowing and speech challenges

Read lots more here: http://www.empowher.com/condition/stroke

A stroke (as you know) can come out of the blue so no-one can say definitively what lies in your future. You need to remain aware, look for symtoms, keep up your current regime.

I hope this helps



June 11, 2012 - 4:07am
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