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Doctor insights on: Mini Stroke In Children

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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 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 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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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?

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"?

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 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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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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What are the symptoms associated with a mini stroke?

TIA: Ministrokes or tia's relate to a specific neurological deficit that lasts only a short time (typically minutes to hours). These are reversible neurological changes. ...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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Can you tell me what the after affects of a mini stroke?

Can you tell me what the after affects of a mini stroke?

Variable, but: Most small strokes leave almost imperceptible problems. However, if not recognized or treated, could lead to more massive events with paralysis and severe disability. And a series of small strokes could be additive and cause dementia. ...Read more

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What are the differences between a stroke or mini stroke ?

Reversibility: Mini-strokes are colloquially thought of as transient ischemic attacks, or tias, which are neurologic deficits that may resolve over a relatively short period of time. This is in contrast to a typical full blown stroke that does not resolve, though may improve with hypothermia, medications including possibly lytic therapy (if a candidate) or revascularization procedures. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about transient ishcemic attack (mini stroke)?

Can you tell me about  transient ishcemic attack (mini stroke)?

TIA: Implies temporary decrease in blood flow to a localized area of brain which results in symptoms such as loss of vision, numbness, unilateral weakness, incoordination, etc. May be due to blood vessel narrowing, an embolic fragment of a clot, primary cardiac arrhythmia, etc. Key here is reversibility, otherwise would be stroke. If it does occur, cause should be uncovered and treated to prevent cva. ...Read more

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Do you think I should seek medical attention after mini stroke?

Do you think I should seek medical attention after mini stroke?

Yes--risks are high: Although a mini-stroke (tia or transient ischemic attack) does not leave the person with any deficit, he/she is at risk of future strokes, and there is some evidence to suggest that the risk is highest immediately after a tia. Patients need to get evaluated after a TIA to check risk factors and get possible treatment. ...Read more

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How often can you have a mini stroke before you get the big one?

How often can you have a mini stroke before you get the big one?

TIA: If not treated you can have it often. But difficult to predict exact frequency or when it can transform into a stroke. ...Read more

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If you have a mini stroke does that mean a big stroke is imminent?

Not necessarily: A small stroke does not necessarily mean that you will have a larger stroke in the future, but it does increase your risk dramatically. It is important to be evaluated by a doctor to make sure that all stroke reversible risk factors are well controlled, and that you are on the appropriate medications for secondary stroke prevention. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me if the stroke was like a tia(mini stroke) or not?

Matter of time: A stroke implies lasting damage to brain and spinal cord secondary to lack of appropriate blood flow and oxygenation. A TIA is a transient event of compromised blood flow usually lasting about 20 min, and reversing without substantial lasting damage. ...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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What is the chance that you do not have a mini stroke before actually having a big stroke?

Very Likely: Most people will have a TIA before they suffer a massive stroke. These need to be treated as an emergency and by doing so you may be able to avoid a big stroke that could cripple or kill you. ...Read more

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What're the odds of having of TIA / mini-stroke two days in a row at around the same time of day?

Not good: To have tia's that frequently. You need to be checked. You are at significant risk for stroke. ...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