Edema like that could be a sign of Congestive heart failure. Which concerns me about this procedure.
Hi GG, Precisely how would a stent cause congestive heart failure? Please explain what your concern is so we can discuss that idea since you put it on this thread.
Was holly's stroke a complication from this procedure?
NO. It was not. She had a hemmorhagic stroke which type is only 15% of strokes and usually a genetic weakness of some type in the arteries. Holly's mother died of a hem. stroke too. When the weakness in the artery gives way and breaks open for some reason, the blood leaks into the brain causing the stroke. BECAUSE SHE WAS ON COUMADIN, Holly had a bigger bleed than she would have had, but the location of her bleed was such that she would not have been likely to survive anyway because it was in her brain stem.
If a person was on coumadin and did not get tested to keep their INR in the therapuetic range (Holly was therapeutic and had been tested the day before) and if the INR was very high potentially it could make a person at risk for a hem stoke. BUT THIS WAS NOT AT ISSUE IN HOLLY.
I want to make sure we have no misunderstanding perpetuated in the forum here. There are things to be concerned about, like making dang sure you get your blood tests as ordered and follow up on changes in medication (my coumadin was stable for 4 weeks then we went on a crazy ride changing dose once or even 2 times a week)...