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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ABCD3 and ABCD3-I scores are superior to ABCD2 score in the prediction of short- and long-term risks of stroke after transient ischemic attack. Stroke.
Two aces: transient Ischemic attack work-up as outpatient assessment of clinical evaluation and safety, Stroke, 42(7):1839-43, Jul 2011.
Kern et al., "Brain imaging in patients with transient ischemic attack: a comparison of computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging," European Neurology, vol.
A 57-year-old man was admitted to our department due to recurrent onset of transient ischemic attacks during the past week.
"This complements work already under way in Wales to improve stroke services and to educate people of the factors that can increase the risk of stroke or transient ischemic attack, including an unhealthy lifestyle and diet or high blood pressure.
The study involved 379 consecutive patients with ischemic stroke (301), intracerebral hemorrhage (37), or transient ischemic attacks (41), recruited from the neurology departments of two German academic facilities.
Death, sudden death, myocardial infarction, angina, other chest pain, stroke, and transient ischemic attacks events were recorded every 6 months.
Preventing ischemic stroke in patients with prior stroke and transient ischemic attack. Stroke, 30, 1991-1994.
The site also features "Topics in the News" and "Inside the Lab." Stroke Prevention Survey Please answer the following questions if you or an immediate family member had a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA)--also called a mini-stroke.
On the other hand patients with prior transient ischemic attack or stroke, hypertension, congestive heart failure, reduced left ventricular function, and women over the age of 75 are at higher risk of stroke.
The September issue of the magazine carried stories on: competency because of brain damage in a murder case; victims, the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome and the ability to testify; termination of parental rights; using a physical stroke (transient ischemic attack) as a defense for theft; the denial of John Hinckley's release petition; and, court recognition of Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy.
THE NEW MODEL USING DATA from the POINT trial confirms what had been previously shown in the CHANCE trial - that 21 days is a sensible cutoff for dual-antiplatelet treatment for patients immediately following a mild stroke or transient ischemic attack. Treatment with dual-antiplatelet therapy for 21 days provides the same added benefit as 90 days of treatment but with less excess bleeding.

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