Update. Following yesterdays scan the consultant says the clot was caused by a split in the artery in the neck or very base of the skull. She's coming home this afternoon. I'm about to get my sock draw re-filed!
UB her blood pressure would normally be in the area of 120/130 for the upper with an hr of 65 to 75. She says she has a max hr of around 200 but I've run with her many times and she would be running at 85% + of max for an easy run which would be working quite hard which she's not. So either 200 is well below her true max...not impossible but unlikely or something is out of wack.
She has had ECG's but not had an echocardiogram which they say they can't do until May. It doesn't help that I know of two people who have been discharged from the same hospital, both had strokes with no cause found and they both pursued it privately and both had holes in the heart large enough to need sealing. In each case a TOE scan was used to find the hole and this is not being offered, apparently it's not appropriate.
So basically she's probably being discharged tomorrow not knowing why she's had a stroke which I'm not happy about. I understand, they've got wards full of stroke patients who can't get out of bed or speak and will be in for months and are expensive, times are hard for the NHS.