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Is a transient ischemic attack considered the same thing as an acute stroke?

Is a transient ischemic attack considered the same thing as an acute stroke?

Possibly: A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is caused by the transient blockage of a blood vessel in the brain, which causes symptoms (weakness, numbness, changes in vision, difficulty speaking, etc.) because the nerve cells aren't working when the blood vessel is blocked. If the blockage is brief (< 1 hour) there may be no damage. If the blockage lasts longer, damage (a stroke) may occur. ...Read more

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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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Is it possible for Panic attack and Anxiety to cause Transient Ischemic attack or Stroke?

Is it possible for Panic attack and Anxiety to cause Transient Ischemic attack or Stroke?

No: While symptoms during a panic attack or episode of anxiety may mimic a transient ischemic attack(TIA) or stroke, panic attack and anxiety do not cause a stroke or TIA. ...Read more

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What can you do to reduce risk of a stroke after a transient ischemic attack?

What can you do to reduce risk of a stroke after a transient ischemic attack?

Need to see: Your doctor or neurologist. Need to be on Aspirin and or plavix. Need to take a statin. Need BP and diabetes control. No smoking. See stroke.Org. ...Read more

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How can you reduce risk of a stroke after a transient ischemic attack?

How can you reduce risk of a stroke after a transient ischemic attack?

Healthy lifestyle: General recommendation is to control blood pressure, cholesterol levels, glucose levels (if diabetic), adhere to a healthy diet (mediterranean is great!), quit smoking and be physically active (at least 30 minutes per day 3 times a week). Aspirin is commonly used as a first step medication unless there is an indication for a blood thinner. ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is transient ischemic attack considered an acute stroke?

Hoping you can tell me, is transient ischemic attack considered an acute stroke?

Yes: Yes indeed. When neurologic symptoms start suddenly we always considered it an acute stroke. If they pass within few minutes or hours completely, they get labeled tia. If they stay and there are changes on mri, then we call it a stroke. But for all practical purposes, TIA is considered an acute stroke at the onset. ...Read more

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Do strokes affect more men then women?

Do strokes affect more men then women?

Yes: Men have more strokes than women but women are likely to have a more serious stroke. ...Read more

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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

Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more

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