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A 38-year-old male asked:

Is left-sided hemiparesis, caused by thromboembolic ischemic stroke, called acute stroke or tia?

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Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Stroke: That is a cerebrovascular accident - also known as stroke. With a TIA the effects are not permanent - they resolve. With a stroke, at least some of the problems last and do not recover (go away).
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Dr. Lance Becker
Radiology 28 years experience
Symptoms resolve wit: Symptoms resolve with tia. A persistent hemiparesis could be from a stroke.
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 54 years experience
A transient ischemic attack is reversible, and typically lasts about 20 minutes. An ischemic stroke causes permanent damage, and a persistent "left-sided hemiparesis" represents a stroke.
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Last updated Aug 11, 2022

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