Deans' stroke musings

Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all the trillions and trillions of neurons that DIE each day because there are NO effective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.

What this blog is for:

Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group.
My back ground story is here:http://oc1dean.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-background-story_8.html

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

New health calculator PREDICTS if you will suffer a heart attack or stroke in the next 10 years

I can't tell if this was compared to all these other risk calculators out there.
There are 14 stroke risk calculators here so you can challenge your doctor about which one is best.
None of which showed me as having any elevated risk for stroke. You are going to need to know your weight in stone or kg.  for this NHS one
Result if I took the test prior to my stroke:
On average, someone like you can expect to live to the age of 78 without having a heart attack or stroke. My stroke was at age 50.
Current results:
On average, someone like you can expect to live to the age of 79 without having a heart attack or stroke. I had to say I didn't have cardiovascular disease to get the calculator to work for me.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/living/3222805/new-calculator-predicts-if-you-will-suffer-a-heart-attack-or-stroke-in-the-next-10-years/
A NEW online calculator can help doctors predict a patient’s risk of heart disease and diabetes.
The aim is to tell patients how likely they are to suffer a heart attack or stroke in the next 10 years, its creator said.
SCROLL DOWN TO TAKE THE TEST

It is hoped that such a stark warning will help doctors inspire their patients to make changes to their diet and get more exercise to ward off the deadly conditions.
Dr Mark DeBoer, from the University of Virginia School of Medicine, said: “This boils it down to telling a patient, ‘On the risk spectrum, you are here, and you’re in a position where we’re worried you’re going to have a cardiovascular event in the next 10 years’.
“My hypothesis is that the more specific information you can give to individuals at risk, the more they will understand it and be motivated to make some changes.”
While this new tool is designed for doctors to use, if patients have the relevant blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels they can calculate the risk themselves.
The NHS offers a similar test for patients that predicts when they will suffer a heart attack or stroke.
It asks for your date of birth, smoking status and gender before estimating your “heart age”.
ARE YOU AT RISK? TAKE THE NHS TEST HERE.
Go to link for test.

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