A 35-year-old member asked:
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can you tell me about transient ishcemic attack (mini stroke)?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
TIA: Implies temporary decrease in blood flow to a localized area of brain which results in symptoms such as loss of vision, numbness, unilateral weakness, incoordination, etc. May be due to blood vessel narrowing, an embolic fragment of a clot, primary cardiac arrhythmia, etc. Key here is reversibility, otherwise would be stroke. If it does occur, cause should be uncovered and treated to prevent cva.
Answered on Dec 24, 2013
Dr. Milton Mintz
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Usually associated: With carotid artery disease in the neck- see pcp for wk up!
Answered on Dec 24, 2013

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Yes: But is has no permanent sequelae. It can be a harbinger or worse tias or strokes to come. Get checked for carotid disease or cardiac defects such as p ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Imaging: Most conclusive way is via a high resolution MRI film, as some lacunar strokes may be relatively clinically silent.
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