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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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Secondary prevention in non-rheumatic atrial fibrillation after transient ischaemic attack or minor stroke.
1] The brain is the most common site with strokes and transient ischaemic attacks accounting for almost 50 percent of arterial occlusions.
Classification of transient loss of consciousness Traumatic T-LOC * Concussion Non-traumatic T-LOC * Syncope * Epileptic seizure * Psychogenic pseudosyncope * Hypoglycaemia * Hypoxia * Hyperventilation with hypocapnia * Intoxication * Vertebrobasilar TIA T-LOC = transient loss of consciousness; TIA = transient ischaemic attack.
Another type of stroke is a transient ischaemic attack (TIA), sometimes called a mini-stroke, which has similar symptoms but they are less severe and temporary, often lasting from a few minutes to an hour.
Idiopathic orbital inflammation (orbital inflammatory pseudotumour): An unusual cause of transient ischaemic attack.
The primary outcome measure was hospitalisation for acute stroke (haemorrhagic or ischaemic), transient ischaemic attack or acute but ill-defined cerebrovascular disease.
The researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Centre, North Carolina, looked at patients who had had a stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA), also known as a mini-stroke.
The transient ischaemic attack, or mini-stroke, that he suffered last April kept him out of the country until late July and he has not been seen in public since.
Yet many of these strokes could have been prevented if the warning signs of a Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA - also known as a mini-stroke) had been spotted.
A survey by the Stroke Association found that 67 per cent of people didn't know what the symptoms of a Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA) was which is also known as a ministroke.

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