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Dr. Steven Ajluni
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Mini Stroke (Overview)

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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
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Mini Stroke (Overview)

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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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Dr. James Henning Dr. Henning
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Mini stroke (Tip)

Aspirin on alternate days is hugely effective in preventing ischemic stroke, and lowering chd risks! ...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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Mini stroke (Tip)

Early recognition of signs of depression & treating it can have a great benefit on future health post-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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Mini stroke (Tip)

It's a myth that: people can't get better after a stroke... It takes work and dedication. ...See more

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What is the treatment for mini-stroke?

What is the treatment for mini-stroke?

Evaluation: To see if really a stroke. Carotid ultrasound or cta neck. Head ct and possibly mri. Risk factor control. Maybe aspirin. Stop smoking. See www.Stroke.Org. ...Read more

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I think im having mini stroke should I take aspirin to prevent damage till I get to hospital?

I think im having mini stroke should I take aspirin to prevent damage till I get to hospital?

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

Dr. Andrew Oswari Dr. Oswari
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Mini stroke (Tip)

Calling 911 is the first and best thing to do if your think you are having a stroke. ...See more

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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 ?

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 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

Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
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Mini stroke (Tip)

Very low vit. D levels are associated with a 22-64% increase in stroke! take vit. D3 2000 iu/day! ...See 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 "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. Thomas Wright Dr. Wright
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Mini stroke (Tip)

Male, female smokers face same stroke risk. One way women don't want to be equal. Quit if you can! ...See 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 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

Dr. Mitchell Vogel Dr. Vogel
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Mini stroke (Tip)

Based upon my medical history, what is my risk of having a stroke? ...See 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 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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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