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Doctor insights on: After Effects Of A Mini Stroke

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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

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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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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What is a "mini-stroke" or tia?

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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How to tell if I had a mini stroke?

Imaging: Most conclusive way is via a high resolution MRI film, as some lacunar strokes may be relatively clinically silent. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a mini-stroke?

What are the symptoms of a mini-stroke?

Same as a stroke: A mini-stroke or TIA (transient ischemic attack) is a stroke. However, it is a stroke that goes away, in as much as a few minutes to as long as 24 hours. If a stroke persists longer than 24 hours, it is generally considered permanent, though most tias resolve in a few hours, and the longer that it persists, the less likely it is going to go away. Be seen immediately for a stroke. ...Read more

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How to know if i just had a mini stroke?

How to know if i just had a mini stroke?

Mini Stroke or TIA: Symptoms of transient ischemic attacks (tias) occur suddenly and are always temporary. They usually go away in 10 to 20 minutes. Symptoms of TIA may include: sudden numbness, tingling, weakness, or loss of movement in your face, arm, or leg, especially on only one side of your body. Sudden vision changes, trouble speaking. Sudden confusion or trouble understanding simple statements, etc... ...Read more

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How to know if I have had a mini stroke?

TIA: Diagnosing ministroke or TIA is not staight forward, sometimes you may have a small spot in your brain in mri( in dwi ), but the DX is mostly based on other clinical findings and symprtoms. Using Aspirin can lower the chance of getting tia. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a "mini stroke"?

It varies.: A mini stroke typically refers to a transient ischemic attack which resolves on its own. There can be different symptoms, depending on the area affected. But unlike a stroke a TIA doesn't destroy brain cells or cause permanent disability. However, tias may recur and each TIA increases the risk of a subsequent stroke. You should talk to your doctor and get evaluated appropriately. ...Read more

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How serious is it if you have had a mini stroke?

How serious is it if you have had a mini stroke?

Serious: You are at risk for stroke. See your neurologist to get appropriate tests and imaging. Control risk factors. No smoking. Please take all prescribed meds such as Aspirin and statins. See stroke.Org. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Ajluni
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Mini Stroke (Definition)

Mini-stroke, also called a transient ischemic attack (TIA), is a condition where there is insufficient blood flow to a part of the brain causing sudden weakness or loss of sensation that lasts for minutes or hours. Unlike a stroke, it resolves and there is ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Stroke (Definition)

Stroke is a loss of neurological function due to loss of blood flow to a part of the brain. This can be the result of clotting locally, an embolus from elsewhere in the vascular system or bleeding in the brain. It is usually manifest by a sudden ...Read more