The study predicted that if all patients experiencing a mini-stroke
in the UK received emergency treatment, almost 10,000 strokes could be avoided each year.
It is thought a lack of awareness about mini-strokes
and their seriousness among the public and GPs could be responsible for the low numbers of high-risk patients being referred for surgery in Wales.
But the low number of patients who have suffered a mini-stroke
- transient ischaemic attack (TIA) - undergoing potentially life-saving vascular surgery within 14 days indicates a much wider problem.
There she was diagnosed as having moyamoya syndrome, a rare condition which blocks the blood vessels supplying the brain, causing transient ischaemic attack (mini-strokes
), which can in turn cause learning, speech and development problems and, eventually, major strokes.
Biggs, 71, was rushed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich after suffering the mini-stroke
in Belmarsh prison at the weekend.
Later that day Ann, of Tullibody, Clacks, suffered a mini-stroke
. She said: "My doctor said it was down to the stress."
A transient ischemic attack, or TIA, is sometimes referred to as a 'mini-stroke
.' With a TIA, the stroke symptoms occur but go away on their own.
Those who took testosterone replacement therapy had a 21% higher risk of cardiovascular events such as heart attack, stroke or mini-stroke
than those who did not take the therapy.
Her dad was suspected to have had a mini-stroke
and he said his daughter, who received an award at National Ambulance HQ, was "simply amazing".
The Jim McDonald star had a mini-stroke
last month whilst performing on stage in Edinburgh during a national tour of Rebus: Long Shadows.
Charles Lawson as Jim McDonald in Corrie CORRIE actor Charles Lawson suffered a mini-stroke
while performing on stage in Scotland.
Corrie star Charles Lawson told how he suffered a mini-stroke