mini strokes and the brain stem

Posted by laredosmith @laredosmith, Sep 11, 2011

My brother has been having mini strokes. After 3 weeks delay they finally decided to do an angiogram. Found two blockages in the brain stem. One is completely blocked and the other is partial. They do not have the experience to treat and have written him off. Anyone with this kind of experience? Is Mayo the place to go for this kind of problem?

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My Daughter is a 46 year old mother of 4 and recently was hospitalized and diagnosed with a blood clot in her brain stem at the base of her brain. She has been in the hospital 4 times since July 19 this year. Had all sorts of tests and her doctors cannot find why she has the blood clot. She is on massive amounts of blood thinners and is still having the mini strokes. She does not have high blood pressure or high cholesterol. Her Dr’s have determiined she has a clotting disorder but all the 100’s of tests have not proven anything. Does any one know if the Mayo Clinic wouuld be the right place to go for this condition?

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Hi i am 48 years old i had a tua stroke 2013 ot effected my right side and fingers stay curled i had another one 2017 but there is not sign of it at all in my tests i took why

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And at the same time i do not get warning signs it just hits me and i can not move our remenber till it isover.

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And at the same time i do not get warning signs it just hits me and i can not move our remenber till it isover.

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Welcome to Connect, @motherrules4
I think you may be interested in watching this video Q&A with Dr. Brott on strokes. You’ll also meet @audreytwo @user_cing @kandjmoore1 and @beachgal8 there.

– Let’s talk stroke prevention with Thomas Brott, M.D. http://mayocl.in/1sS5xvN

When was your last stroke?

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Greetings:
I’m just joining this discussion group for the first time. On Jan. 26th., while exercising in the early morn, I suffered what was soon diagnosed as a “subarachnoid veinous bleed”. I was conscious the whole time from ER at Greer, GHS in So. Carolina, to a code 3 move to GHS, Greenville. My neurovascular surgeon, Dr. Rayes, looked at CAT scans, later angiogram and determined there was no arterial aneurysm, but a smaller, less dangerous rupture in a small vein (they never could identify the site). I have been home from the hospital for about a week now. Feeling still a bit “off”–running on 7 out of 8 cylinders, and still dealing with subtle background headache. I feel fortunate because my situation could have been much worse with an actual aneurysm. Nevertheless, this has hammered me pretty strongly. I am a normally very active, healthy 69 year old–not used to being under the weather like this. Anyway, thought I would share and see if others might have comment on a similar situation.

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If your brother has genuinely been having mini stroke, and has arteries blocked in or near the brain stem, he should have a consult with a neorosurgeon that specializes in embolectomies that are robotic procedures done with tiny catheters that are put in the ephemeral artery in the leg and routed up to the brain, not dissimilar to a stent to the heart. A new device has just been invented that attahes to a catheter and clears blockages immediately, or they can spray tap over the area to clear them depending on what’s needed. I would consult a neurologist or a qualified neurosurgeon about this asap, I had a brain stem stroke in july that has a mortality rate of 85%, don’t wait until your brother has one.

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