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ENT - Otolaryngology
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Reviews of Altrincham General Hospital
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What I liked: "Dr Shah was the most personable consultant/doctor I have ever met, caring, professional, did not rush and actually seemed to care."
Could improve: "Waiting time needs to improve at Altrincham General, over 2hrs in all at the hospital."
I went for: Adult rheumatic disease
Patient who saw Dr. Preeti Shah in Altrincham General Hospital
"Dr Stones had just the right approach, listened carfully and offered suggestions. Not rushed, very pleasant."
Patient who saw Dr. Robin Stones in Altrincham General Hospital
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Question about Arrhythmias"My mother has been diagnosed with Atrial Fibrillaton, shes been put on bisoprolol. Then after a week she had a stroke. Shes now on rivaroxaban 20mg. Shes still having palpitations and waiting to see a cardiologist. Is she in risk of having another stroke?"
Atrial fibrillation is a major risk factor of stroke. The top heart chambers (atria) fibrillate and stagnation of blood predisposes to clotting; the blood clot can then get dislodged into circulation and finally wedged in one of the arteries in brain cutting off blood supply and causing a stroke.
Rivaroxaban is one of anticoagulants ('blood thinning' drugs) which reduce the risk of excessive clotting and so the risk of stroke. So, the answer is yes - a previous stroke automatically places your mother in the high risk category - but she seems to be on a good treatment to reduce this risk as much as possible.
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