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A 53-year-old male asked:

my father (93 year old patient with dementia) has suffered various tia (stroke?) and treated in the emergency room (hospital). any drug for treat it?

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Dr. Grant Linnell
Radiology 24 years experience
What is the cause?: Any therapy to help prevent a stroke should be directed at the cause. I need to know more information about the cause of the strokes before making a recommendation.
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
The first drug to use to prevent TIA/Stroke is aspirin.However,this should only be used under the supervision of an MD.
Jan 1, 2017
Dr. Howard Greller
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Not without risk: There are treatments for acute strokes, usually needing to be initiated within 4-6 hours (hospital dependent) of symptom onset. These 'clot dissolving' drugs are not without risk (bleeding in the brain being the most significant complication.) your fathers age & dementia make determining whether he had a stroke difficult and may make the treatment more dangerous than not. See a neurologist.

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