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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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During the pre-anaesthetic interview the day before surgery, the patient said that she had experienced hypnosis in 1971 which, in her opinion, helped to alleviate the neurological symptoms of her previous transient ischaemic attack.
Global quantitative data on treatments and drug prescribing practices for Ischaemic Stroke, Haemorrhagic Stroke and Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA), provided by more than 230 clinics in 41 countries.
The UK Transient Ischaemic Attack Aspirin Trial randomized 2,449 patients over age 40 who had already had a transient ischemic attack or mild ischemic stroke to receive daily doses of either 1,200 mg or 300 mg of aspirin, or placebo.
It could be: 6 TIA, transient ischaemic attack due to temporary interruption of the oxygen supply (blood circulation) to the brain.
People with breathing conditions such as pneumonia, bronchitis or asthma, plus people with kidney or liver disease, diabetes, lowered immunity, stroke or transient ischaemic attack are all at greater risk, as are the over 65s and pregnant women.
He was initially diagnosed with a chest infection but further tests revealed he had suffered a transient ischaemic attack (TIA).
She completed a research masters in stroke earlier this year and has already been instrumental in a number of initiatives at the DHB, including developing transient ischaemic attack clinics and assessment systems in ED that support best practice.
This report presents the findings of a global survey on current treatments and prescribing practices for Ischaemic Stroke, Haemorrhagic Stroke and Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA).
Patient group: Adults in the acute phase of stroke and adults with transient ischaemic attack.
The pain sent me into shock and got me carted off to hospital - where the shock triggered a transient ischaemic attack (TIA to its intimates), which is when a bit of silt gets into the bloodstream and is carried up to the brain, briefly blocking off the oxygen supply and causing a temporary loss of short-term memory.
The scans are able to identify any narrowing in the arteries in the neck and are given to people with a variety of conditions - mainly a stroke or Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA), sometimes known as a "mini stroke" - and before major surgery.
During a transient ischaemic attack, there is a lack of blood flow to a portion of the brain.

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