transient ischemic attack

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transient ischemic attack

[‚tranch·ənt i‚skēm·ik ə′tak]
(medicine)
A brief loss of nerve function caused by a temporary lack of adequate blood flow and oxygen to the brain due to a rupture in the carotid arteries leading to the brain.
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He had a mini stroke and went to hospital on December 16.
People who suffer a mini stroke or, to give them their full name, transient ischaemic attack (TIA) often go on to suffer a full stroke in the future, so making sure we manage mini strokes effectively is the key.
The study involved almost 20,000 people, age 45 or older, from across the United States who participated in a stroke study but had never had a stroke or mini stroke.
Another patient was told that after having her mini stroke she should not come for acupuncture because it can trigger another stroke.
AnMRI scan revealed the dad-of-three had suffered a mini stroke.
The study also found that people taking ginkgo biloba were more likely to have a stroke or transient ischemic attack, or mini stroke.
researchers reported that the addition of aspirin to clopidigrel does not significantly reduce the risk of recurrent stroke after a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) also known as a mini stroke.
WITH all the criticism of the National Health Service and hospitals, I would like to say that I have been attending the Alexandra Wing of Broadgreen, as an outpatient since I had a mini stroke last May.
For every second after a mini stroke, the patient's brain may be losing oxygen - possibly leading to a major event.
30pm, I was seen by the doctor who said that there were no signs of any damage but agreed with my GP that it may have been a mini stroke.
The court heard he had a mini stroke in 2001, but despite feeling unwell since January had been assessed as fit to drive.