My Mom has an irregular heart beat which causes clots and then they get thrown into the system. Two strokes in two months. tPA (the miracle drug) has saved her life (and brain and limb!)
To put her on blood thinner or not:
She has Parkinson's and as a result, her blood pressure sometimes drops so fast she passes out. Falling is a possibility.
She has high blood pressure which is hard to control with the previously mentioned low blood pressure problem.
Do you have any information to help me decide whether it's a better bet to risk the stoke or risk bleeding to death? (Uggg!)