Migraine vs ischemia?

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    migraine vs ischema

    Since having evidence of isechema from a TEE test, and having solid black spots that will take some or all of my eye sight only in my right eye. Afterwards I have been noticing that I am not able to comprehend the task I was doing prior to loossing my eyesight and at times I do get double vision.

    I have been told this year I have a larger than "normal Large" whole in my heart that was not there last year during open heart surgery removing aorta aneursyms and replaced/repaired the aorta arch. and during a few days after the surgery my eye sight was suddenly double for no reason.

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    What is the fine line between white stroke or aura migraines? thank you all who are willing to send me your replys. maime.




    Dear maime;


    There are times when it's exceedingly difficult to differentiate between stroke and Migraine. At such times, it's essential to contact your doctor to be sure you receive the appropriate treatment.


    Blind spots and the other symptoms you describe should be resolved by the time a Migraine ends.


    A consultation between your heart doctor and the doctor who treats you for Migraines is in order at this point to resolve the cause of your double vision and be sure that any other symptoms you have are explained. If there's any suspicion that they're due to stroke, imaging studies including MRI, MRA, and MRV may be recommended.


    Good luck,
    John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert



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    Last updated August 4, 2008.


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Published On: August 04, 2008