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How do you know if you had a mini stroke?

How do you know if you had a mini stroke?

Misconception: What people often call a "mini-stroke" is a transient ischemic attack which is just that-transient, it doesn't leave disability or imaging evidence. A non-cortical stroke in the white matter can go un-noticed until they add-up and cause memory loss and cognitive dysfunction. A cortical stroke, unless it was very small or in the front of the brain will usually cause some sort of symptom. ...Read more

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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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How to tell if I had a mini stroke?

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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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?

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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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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I think i just had a mini stroke. What are the signs?

Variable signs: The signs of stroke or a mini stroke (also called TIA or transient ischemic attack) are very variable depending on the area of the brain affected. The major signs or symptoms one should look out for are weakness or numbness on one side of the body, trouble with speech, dizziness, blurry vision, facial drooping to one side. If you feel you had these symptoms you should see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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Is there a way to see if someone has had a mini stroke possibly weeks after?

It depends: In theory, if a person has had even a small actual stroke, a brain MRI would show changes in the affected area. If, however, someone has a transient ischemic attack (tia), the effects are typically reversible and therefore do not show any changes on imaging. Given all that, it is more important to be evaluated by a qualified specialist to determine risk factors and conduct appropriate workup. ...Read more

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My boyfriend just had a mini stroke what things should he avoid doing and what are the symtoms after a mini stroke?

My boyfriend just had a mini stroke what things should he avoid doing and what are the symtoms after a mini stroke?

Find CVD risks: Of course discuss having all modifiable risk factors addressed, control blood pressure, lipids, diet, coagulation factors, systemic inflammation, gum disease, rheumatoid arthritis, glycemic control, smoking, etc. Consider biomarker testing for atherosclerotic vulnerable plaque risks. See cleveland heart lab for information. You must control outcomes and prevent progression of further problems. ...Read more

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Had a mini stroke 2weeks ago. Can i take diclofenac?

Talk to ur MD: Review this with your doctor. He knows your history and your other medications. ...Read more

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How could you know if you have had a mini stroke in your sleep?

How could you know if you have had a mini stroke in your sleep?

TIA: Mini stroke- if you have any symptoms of a speech defect, extremity weakness that lasted a few hours. ...Read more

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