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Doctor insights on: Mini Stroke (Transient Ischemic Attack; Tia)

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Is a transient ischemic attack considered the same thing as an acute stroke?

Is a transient ischemic attack considered the same thing as an acute stroke?

Not quiet : Tia is otherwise called a mini stroke. As the name says the symptoms are akin to a stroke but they are temporary. The symptoms by definition should resolve completely in 24 hours. If any of the symptoms persist then you can call it a stroke. ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao
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Transient Ischemic Attack (Definition)

Tia (transitory ischemic attack) happens when blood supply to a certain area of the brain gets cut off temporarily. This causes a neurologic deficit - weakness, numbness, visual deficit or difficulty with speech. While TIA usually resolves, it indicates that there is a problem with your heart or blood vessels that can cause ...Read more


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Hoping you can tell me, is transient ischemic attack considered an acute stroke?

Hoping you can tell me, is transient ischemic attack considered an acute stroke?

Yes: Yes indeed. When neurologic symptoms start suddenly we always considered it an acute stroke. If they pass within few minutes or hours completely, they get labeled tia. If they stay and there are changes on mri, then we call it a stroke. But for all practical purposes, TIA is considered an acute stroke at the onset. ...Read more

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Treating Heat Stroke (Checklist)

Get into an air-conditioned area as soon as possible
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Take a cool bath or shower
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Rehydrate with water or a sports drink
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Avoid alcohol
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How can you reduce risk of a stroke after a transient ischemic attack?

How can you reduce risk of a stroke after a transient ischemic attack?

Healthy lifestyle: General recommendation is to control blood pressure, cholesterol levels, glucose levels (if diabetic), adhere to a healthy diet (mediterranean is great!), quit smoking and be physically active (at least 30 minutes per day 3 times a week). Aspirin is commonly used as a first step medication unless there is an indication for a blood thinner. ...Read more

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What can you do to reduce risk of a stroke after a transient ischemic attack?

What can you do to reduce risk of a stroke after a transient ischemic attack?

Need to see: Your doctor or neurologist. Need to be on Aspirin and or plavix (clopidogrel). Need to take a statin. Need BP and diabetes control. No smoking. See stroke.Org. ...Read more

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Recovering from a Stroke (Checklist)

If you have suffered an acute stroke, get a diagnosis and appropriate treatment
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Focus on positive thoughts and imagery
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Replace negative thoughts, feelings, and sensations with positive ones
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Is it possible for Panic attack and Anxiety to cause Transient Ischemic attack or Stroke?

Is it possible for Panic attack and Anxiety to cause Transient Ischemic attack or Stroke?

No: While symptoms during a panic attack or episode of anxiety may mimic a transient ischemic attack(TIA) or stroke, panic attack and anxiety do not cause a stroke or TIA. ...Read more

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How can I recognize symptoms of transient ischemic attack (tia)?

How can I recognize symptoms of transient ischemic attack (tia)?

Can be subtle: It's best to discuss your exact symptoms in person with your doctor. Tias are focal neurologic deficits that last <24 hours. Typical examples are a visual field cut (like "a curtain cutting across your vision"), inabilty to talk or understand words, weakness in the hand, arm, foot, or leg - but a TIA can be subtle and hard to recognize too. ...Read more

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How do you recognize a transient ischemic attack (tia)?

How do you recognize a transient ischemic attack (tia)?

Symptoms: Symptoms such as weakness of extremities, facial droop, speech problems, altered mental status---- all these are transient. ...Read more

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Do people ever get a transient ischemic attack (tia) at age 27?

Do people ever get a transient ischemic attack (tia) at age 27?

Rare: While possible, it is quite rare. Certain genetic syndromes, blood vessel abnormalities can result in strokes and tias in young adults. If there are concerning symptoms, such as one-sided weakness, numbness, speech difficulty or visual deficit, you should talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Any advise on lifestyle habits after a TIA (transient ischemic attack)?

Healthy lifestyle: General recommendation is to control blood pressure, cholesterol levels, glucose levels (if diabetic), adhere to a healthy diet (mediterranean is great!), quit smoking and be physically active (at least 30 minutes per day 3 times a week). ...Read more

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How do you treat a TIA (transient ischemic attack)?

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How do you treat a TIA (transient ischemic attack)?

TIA: Treated with Aspirin or aggrenox. Of course it needs full evaluation before treatment. ...Read more

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What causes a TIA (transient ischemic attack) in young people?

Complex issue: Transients events can be due to heart defects, arrhythmia, blood pressure, blood sugar, drug effects, seizure, migraine, or blood vessel disorders. It would be important to have a thorough medical and neurological evaluation. Their may be genetic factors involved, especially defects in cholesterol and lipid metabolism. May be a high risk for completed stroke or even death. ...Read more

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I have a history of traumatic brain injury and am experiencing dizziness when laying down. Is this a transient ischemic attack? Could this be a tia?

I have a history of traumatic brain injury and am experiencing dizziness when laying down.  Is this a transient ischemic attack? Could this be a tia?

Unlikely: If it only happens with laying down, it is less likely to be a tia. That being said, if the dizzines feels like spinning and is associated with weakness, numbness, difficulty speaking or seeing, you should talk to your doctor, this could be a tia. ...Read more

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What is a transient ischemic attack and how serious a condition is it?

Very: Having a TIA is serious in that your risk of stroke is increased. You should see a doctor and work on reducing risk of any further symptoms. ...Read more

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How can we prevent transient ischemic attack?

How can we prevent transient ischemic attack?

Healthy lifestyle: General recommendation is to control blood pressure, cholesterol levels, glucose levels (if diabetic), adhere to a healthy diet (mediterranean is great!), quit smoking and be physically active (at least 30 minutes per day 3 times a week). Aspirin is commonly used unless there is an indication for a blood thinner. ...Read more

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How can you distinguish transient ischemic attack from a cva? 

How can you distinguish transient ischemic attack from a cva? 

A warning: A tia, change in function of a part of the body due to loss of blood supply in the brain lasting less than a day, is a warning of more serious problems that might arise in the near future. You should quickly visit your doctor or a neurologist, discuss the symptoms and then a decision can be made about study of the source of the TIA and proper therapy. ...Read more

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What is a transient ischemic attack?

What is a transient ischemic attack?

TIA: Ministroke involves transient symptoms either of facial droop, weakness of extremities, paresthesias, speech disturbance. They usually disappear in a few hours. ...Read more

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Transient Ischemic Attack (Mini Stroke) (Definition)

A condition where a blood vessel in the brain is temporarily blocked by a blood clot, causing neurologic symptoms such as weakness in an arm or leg, or sensory changes.The symptoms are similar to those from a stroke, but are temporary, disappearing within minutes after the clot breaks apart. ...Read more