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Dr. Steven Ajluni
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Mini Stroke (Overview)

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 no brain cell death.


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What are the symptoms of a "mini stroke"?

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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Dr. Steven Ajluni
168 doctors shared insights

Mini Stroke (Overview)

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 no brain cell death.


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What are signs/symtoms of mini stroke?

What are signs/symtoms of mini stroke?

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 more

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Stroke (Tip)

Stroke

For those at risk for stroke, Aspirin significantly reduces the risk. ...See more

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Treating Heat Stroke (Checklist)

Get into an air-conditioned area
Once
Take a cool bath or shower
Once
Rehydrate with water or a sports drink
Once
Avoid alcohol
Once
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How do you diagnose a mini stroke?

How do you  diagnose a mini stroke?

Symptoms: By pt's symptoms , neurological changes, and their clearing in a reasonable period of time as well as the lack of pathogneumonic changes on mri. ...Read more

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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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Stroke (Tip)

Stroke

Droopiness on one side or the other of your face may be a stroke. ...See more

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Recovering from a Stroke (Checklist)

Work with a rehabilitation professional
3x week
See your rehabilitation doctor
Monthly
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What causes mini strokes?

Mini strokes: Mini strokes, or TIAs, are caused by the same things that cause regular strokes. Here are the common causes: smoking high blood pressure atrial fibrillation high blood sugar arterial disease / atherosclerosis high blood cholesterol ...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