Video Q&A about Stroke Prevention

Thu, May 26, 2016
1:00pm to 2:00pm ET

Description

Thomas G. Brott, M.D. a neurologist and clinical researcher at Mayo Clinic in Florida discsses:

  • Stroke Awareness
  • Stroke Risk Factors
  • Stroke Treatment Options
  • Stroke Prevention

He also talked about a new study CREST-2.

CREST-2 is actively enrolling participants with narrowing in their carotid artery without stroke or stroke warning signs (TIAs or mini-strokes) caused by that artery for a research study. The study is comparing intensive medical management alone to intensive medical management used in combination with a procedure to remove plaque buildup from the carotid artery in the neck. Dr. Brott and his colleagues working on the CREST-2 study want to know if medicine is as safe and effective as surgery or stenting in preventing a stroke caused by the buildup of plaque in the carotid artery. To find the answer, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) has awarded a multimillion dollar grant to fund this seven-year clinical trial that will enroll 2,480 patients in 120 centers in the U.S. and Canada.

Learn more about CREST-2 www.crest2trial.org

Location

Online

What screening scans do you recommend?

Thank you, Dr. Brott, for your wonderful information.

@audreytwo

What screening scans do you recommend?

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Welcome to Connect @audreytwo. Have you had any screening scans done?

I HAVE ATHEROSCLEROSIS AND HAD CAROTID ARTERY SURGERY 6 MONTHS AGO ON THE RIGHT SIDE. IT WAS 95% BLOCKED. WOULD YOU SUGGEST I HAVE A STENT NOW TO WIDEN THE ARTERIES ON BOTH SIDES? I AM ON PLAVIX, ASPIRIN , AND LIPITOR

Hello @kandjmoore1,
Welcome to Connect; you’ve found a great community to get some answers because so many members here share similar symptoms and experiences.
I’d like to introduce you to @mlemieux, one of our wonderful Mentors, and also to @HeartPatches, @jerryasmus, @jacks4, @leonm, @lesjohnson, and @justdave, all of whom have discussed atherosclerosis in the past.

@kandjmoore1, do you have any remaining blockages in your carotid arteries after your surgery? You also mentioned taking Lipitor; could you tell us a bit more about your cholesterol, and diet?

I had an eschemic stroke and this information cleared up some questions for me. Thank you so much for this presentation.

@beachgal8

I had an eschemic stroke and this information cleared up some questions for me. Thank you so much for this presentation.

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Thank you for letting us know, @beachgal8. What questions were answered for you?

I really didn’t know what an eschemic stroke was! My neurologist didn’t explain it the way it was explained here. It was so simple to understand here! Also, I have had some numbness in my face afterward and told my neurologist, but he didn’t say that was to be expected, so I feel a little relieved to know that is normal. I did not have a goal for my hdl level, so that was good to know.

@beachgal8

I really didn’t know what an eschemic stroke was! My neurologist didn’t explain it the way it was explained here. It was so simple to understand here! Also, I have had some numbness in my face afterward and told my neurologist, but he didn’t say that was to be expected, so I feel a little relieved to know that is normal. I did not have a goal for my hdl level, so that was good to know.

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Beachgal,
I have sent a message to Dr. Brott that you found his explanation about strokes to be clear and helpful. I think he’ll appreciate the feedback.

If you would like to connect with other people who are talking about strokes on Connect, I invite you to check out these 2 discussions:
– mini strokes and the brain stem http://mayocl.in/2klqlqU
– Stroke survivor – always hungry http://mayocl.in/2kaB4Fk

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@beachgal8

I really didn’t know what an eschemic stroke was! My neurologist didn’t explain it the way it was explained here. It was so simple to understand here! Also, I have had some numbness in my face afterward and told my neurologist, but he didn’t say that was to be expected, so I feel a little relieved to know that is normal. I did not have a goal for my hdl level, so that was good to know.

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Thank you!

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