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What is a "mini-stroke" tia?

What is a "mini-stroke" tia?

See answer below: Tia stands for transient ischemic attack. Its symptoms are identical to those seen in a stroke, but transient, or short lived, with spontaneous complete resolution usually within a few minutes or hours. Symptoms lasting longer than 24 hours will be considered secondary to an actual stroke. ...Read more

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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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What is a mini stroke ?

What is  a mini stroke ?

Transient ischemia: This usually refers to a transient ischemic attack in which there is decreased blood flow to the brain without causing actual cell death. These can be a precursor to an actual stroke. ...Read more

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What is a lacuna stroke?

What is a lacuna stroke?

Lacunar Stroke: Lacunar stroke is a type of stroke that results from occlusion of one of the penetrating arteries that provides blood to the brain's deep structures. It is estimated that lacunar infarcts account for 25% of all ischemic strokes, with an annual incidence of approximately 15 per 100, 000 people. They may be more frequent in men and in people of african, mexican, and hong kong chinese descent. ...Read more

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What is a "mini-stroke" or tia?

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What is a "mini-stroke" or tia?

Short lived symptoms: A TIA or transient ischemic attack is what happens when the brain experiences a brief episode of ischemia, or when blood flow to an area of the brain is temporarily reduced or impeded. This results in neurological changes that typically, but not always resolve within 24 hours. Unlike a true "stroke", a TIA has no lasting cell death or permanent neurological symptoms. Risk factor for stroke. C doc. ...Read more

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What is a MCA stroke?

Stroke: Mca stands for the middle cerebral artery which is one of the major arteries that provides vascular supply to the brain. If this artery should become block then it can cause a stroke in the brain. A stroke is loss of function n the form of speech, motor control of the body among other functions. ...Read more

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What is a hemorrhagic stroke?

What is a hemorrhagic stroke?

Stroke: Bleeding in the brain is called hemorrhagic stroke. Blood vessels or brain aneurysm may rupture causing blood leakage, uncontrolled blood pressure, ruptured of aneurysm, cocain may cause hemorrhagic stroke. ...Read more

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Is a TIA or stroke hereditary?

Is a TIA or stroke hereditary?

TIA or STROKE: Tia or stroke are due to atherosclerosis of carotid arteries, or clot coming from heart. The majority of these processes happens in people with high blood pressure or diabetes. Both of these diseases has some genetical components. Several other reason people develop stroke like, smokers, in people with cancer, or autoimmune diseases. Most of those reasons has some genetic components. ...Read more

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What is a "cardiogenic embolic stroke"?

Cardiac Stroke: A blood clot that starts in the heart (usually a bad valve, irregular heart beat causing pooling in the heart, or heart attack with damaged heart tissue) and travels to the brain causing a stroke (cerebral vascular accident). Treatment is based on thinning the blood to prevent another event and if caught soon enough (usually within 3-6 hours), blood clot dissolving therapy. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a seizure and a mini stroke?

What is the difference between a seizure and a mini stroke?

Different: Simply put, a seizure is an abnormal electrical activity of the brain. Tia is caused by disruption in blood flow to a part of the brain causing temporary impaired function. ...Read more

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What is a stroke like?

What is a stroke like?

Stroke symptoms: Sudden focal neurological change (weakness/balance problems/sensory or motor abnormalities). Associated headache or mental status change may be present. Sudden vision changes or speech abnormalities may be present. Facial distortion (like unilateral facial droop) might be present. ...Read more

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If you have a mini stroke does that mean a big stroke is imminent?

If you have a mini stroke does that mean a big stroke is imminent?

Not necessarily: A small stroke does not necessarily mean that you will have a larger stroke in the future, but it does increase your risk dramatically. It is important to be evaluated by a doctor to make sure that all stroke reversible risk factors are well controlled, and that you are on the appropriate medications for secondary stroke prevention. ...Read more

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What's a mini stroke like?

What's a mini stroke like?

Like a big one but..: Ministroke is generally a term applied to small clinical deficits resulting from a stroke--it does not apply to causation nor to specific symptoms. The same factors responsible for major strokes are often responsible for "mini" strokes. Symptoms depend on function of brain tissue affected. Duration depends on many factors. ...Read more

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What is a parietal stroke? How is it different from a regular stroke?

Location : Parietal refers to the location in the brain, it is one of the lobes of the brain. There are two parietal lobes, right and left. So, a parietal stroke is a stroke effecting the parietal lobe. ...Read more

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What is a parietal stroke? How is it different from a regular stroke?

What is a parietal stroke? How is it different from a regular stroke?

Parietal stroke: A parietal stroke is a stroke of the parietal lobe. This part of the brain is involved in language reception, sensation to touch, and other functions. ...Read more

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How is a ministroke different from a regular stroke?

How is a ministroke different from a regular stroke?

When people use the term "ministroke," what they're really often referring to is a transient ischemic attack (TIA): A TIA is a temporary interruption of blood flow to part of the brain, spinal cord or retina, which may cause stroke-like symptoms but does not damage brain cells or cause permanent disability. TIAs are often an early warning sign that a person is at risk of stroke. About 1 in 3 people who has a TIA goes on to experience a subsequent stroke. The risk of stroke is especially high within 48 hours after a TIA. The symptoms of a TIA are similar to those of a stroke and include: Numbness or muscle weakness, usually on one side of the body, Difficulty speaking or understanding speech, Dizziness or loss of balance, Double vision or difficulty seeing in one or both eyes. Symptoms of TIA usually last only a few minutes but may persist for up to 24 hours. Since the immediate signs and symptoms of TIA and stroke are identical, it's important to seek medical attention. You may need various diagnostic tests, such as a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan or a computerized tomography (CT) scan, to help determine what caused the TIA. Depending on the underlying cause, you may need medication to prevent blood clots or a procedure to remove fatty deposits (plaques) from the arteries that supply blood to your brain (carotid endarterectomy). ...Read more

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Does "ICA Dissection" mean a TIA or stroke occurred?

Does "ICA Dissection" mean a  TIA or stroke occurred?

Not necessarily...: A dissection means that the artery has begun to tear. This can lead to complete rupture or can occur slowly. In either case, there is an increased risk of stroke or death. Prompt follow up and treatment is a must. ...Read more

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Is aphasia a symptom of hemorrhagic stroke?

Is aphasia a symptom of hemorrhagic stroke?

It's possible: Aphasia (inability to speak or understand speech) is caused by damage (ischemia or hemorrhage- bleeding) to certain parts of the brain (usually on the left brain for right handed patients) that control speaking and understanding speech. Tumors in those areas can also affect speech. ...Read more

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Whats signs of a mini stoke?

Same as stroke: Any sign of stroke is am emergency. The signs of stroke can be remembered by the acronym fast. F-facial droop; a- arm drift when extended directly forward; s - speech that is abnormal or slurred; t- time is of the essence so of you see the signs above call 911 immediately. A mini-stroke (or tia) has the same symptoms but they resolve. No one should stay home to figure this out, get help asap. ...Read more

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What is a "mini-stroke" tia?

See answer below: Tia stands for transient ischemic attack. Its symptoms are identical to those seen in a stroke, but transient, or short lived, with spontaneous complete resolution usually within a few minutes or hours. Symptoms lasting longer than 24 hours will be considered secondary to an actual stroke. ...Read more

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Dr. James Wilentz
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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