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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stroke Symptoms: General symptoms of a stroke 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 or trouble speaking. Confusion or trouble understanding simple statements. Problems with walking or balance. A stroke usually happens suddenly but may occur over hours. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Call 911: Mini strokes symptoms can be harbingers of something detrimental. If they are due to atherosclerosis or embolized clots then an Aspirin may help, but not if it is a due to bleeding. Other neurologic conditions can look and feel like strokes. You should see a doctor or go to the er immediately. ...Read more
Last year, i had tia. My BP was under control and my doctor did not put me on cholesterol medication. Despite this, i had a mini stroke. Why ? What should I do to prevent another stroke ?
Statin may help.: Certainly you want to have an optimized blood pressure and should be taking an antiplatelet agent such as Aspirin (as long as you do not have a contraindication to this). Regarding cholesterol, your goal after a TIA should be much lower than is recommended for the general population. Current guidelines suggest cholesterol therapy such as a statin if your LDL cholesterol is not less than 70 mg/dl. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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