I hope other family members comment here. My mom was just in the hospital this past week where she found out she has 2 aneurysms. Firstly, there is an odd part to this story, that I wonder if others can shed any light on.
So she has been having vertigo for awhile but wouldn’t go to the dr. She’s also had memory issues for a long while (her mom had memory issues as well, so it’s hard to tell what the issue is there). Well, Monday she threw up and didn’t tell anyone. She waited, had bad vertigo. Then Wed, couldn’t even get out of bed. She finally went to the hospital. They said she had or was about to have a small heart attack and she has two masses on the brain. They checked her chest and things, and the heart attack thing was never really followed up on, which I find very strange. They didn’t get a cardio person or even do an EKG according to my mom. Her blood pressure was very high 200/119 or something horrible like that. So apparently she has had uncontrolled blood pressure for a long time and never did anything about it. I understand blood pressure has to do with a heart attack, but isn’t 1st step to do an ekg? Unless she doesn’t want to tell me the truth or something. I asked her multiple times and looked at paperwork. Nothing mentions heart attack. Was it actually a stroke? Seizure? Very strange imo.
Anyway, then they told her that they thought she had brain cancer, but it’s actually two aneurysms (why even bring up the brain cancer?). They told her she needs to get her blood pressure down before she gets the procedure and to stop smoking. So they prescribed her Lisinopril and discharged her.
Is it normal to discharge someone with high blood pressure and 2 anuerysms after having what they say is a possible heart attack? I feel better reading a lot of success stories on here and the fact they found them. She is in her early 60s.
I do want to add that they scheduled a follow up this week and she is to record her BP twice a day and then another follow up. Then she is to have a procedure for them. It doesn’t seem like they know which procedure they are doing yet.