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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Approximately 5 million adults in the United States have had a transient ischemic attack (TIA), and many are undiagnosed (Johnston et al.
Using a broad definition that included ischemic stroke, transient ischemic attack (T1A), and pulmonary embolism led to a 44% greater annual risk of stroke than if only ischemic strokes were considered, the investigators reported.
The statement, "Guidelines for the Prevention of Stroke in Patients with Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)," is published in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.
A transient ischemic attack may be a sign that a stroke is about to happen, but it appears that wasn't the case with Muniz's mini-stroke.
In a new trial involving hundreds of patients at 50 hospitals, researchers implanted brain stents to patients surviving stroke or a transient ischemic attack (a type of stroke that clears up in a few days).
Persons who survive a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) are at increased risk of subsequent stroke; approximately 25% of the 795,000 annual strokes in the United States are recurrent events.
Stroke team members will also discuss the hospital's new Transient Ischemic Attack clinic, which offers mini-stroke sufferers easy and rapid access to potentially life-saving treatment.
The UK-wide audit found only a fraction of patients who suffered a transient ischemic attack (TIA) in Wales underwent surgery to prevent them suffering a potentially fatal stroke.
26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The drug dabigatran was as effective as the currently recommended drug - warfarin - in preventing a subsequent stroke among people with atrial fibrillation and prior stroke or transient ischemic attack - and it did so with less bleeding according to late-breaking science presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2010.
stroke or transient ischemic attack than does body mass index, based on a German study of more than 1,100 individuals.
The study also found that people taking ginkgo biloba were more likely to have a stroke or transient ischemic attack, or mini stroke.

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