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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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.
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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.
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