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Dr. Paxton Daniel
Board Certified, Radiology
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Had stroke like symptoms but not confirmed to be a stroke. What else could it be?

Dr. Paxton Daniel
Board Certified, Radiology
34 years in practice
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Had stroke like symptoms but not confirmed to be a stroke. What else could it be?

TIA: You can have stroke symptoms that resolve from a temporary impairment of brain blood flow that resolves before there is brain death. Make sure your carotid arteries have been checked with ultrasound, mri, or ct and that your doctor does not suspect small emboli from your heart. ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Transient Ischemic Attack (Definition)

Transient ischemic attack (TIA) is medical condition in which the brain is temporarily deprived of oxygen. The insult, however, did not last long enough to produce lasting damage as a stroke does. In a TIA, the stroke-like symptoms (difficulty talking, one-sided paralysis, etc.) last only ...Read more


Dr. Darren Gitelman
Board Certified, Neurology
31 years in practice
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Is a transient ischemic attack considered the same thing as an acute stroke?

Dr. Darren Gitelman
Board Certified, Neurology
31 years in practice
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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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Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Board Certified, Neurology
13 years in practice
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Hoping you can tell me, is transient ischemic attack considered an acute stroke?

Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Board Certified, Neurology
13 years in practice
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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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Dr. Brian Kaufman
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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How can you reduce risk of a stroke after having a transient ischemic attack?

Dr. Brian Kaufman
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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How can you reduce risk of a stroke after having  a transient ischemic attack?

I agree: Also i would add quit smoking, increased exercise, eating a mediterranean and fish based diet. ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Michael Korona
Board Certified, Interventional Radiology
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What can you do to reduce risk of a stroke after a transient ischemic attack?

Dr. Michael Korona
Board Certified, Interventional Radiology
28 years in practice
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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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Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Board Certified, Neurology
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How can you reduce risk of a stroke after a transient ischemic attack?

Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Board Certified, Neurology
13 years in practice
203K people helped
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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Dr. Stanley Berger
Board Certified, Cardiology
28 years in practice
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Is it possible for Panic attack and Anxiety to cause Transient Ischemic attack or Stroke?

Dr. Stanley Berger
Board Certified, Cardiology
28 years in practice
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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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Dr. Michael Korona
Board Certified, Interventional Radiology
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Do strokes affect more men then women?

Dr. Michael Korona
Board Certified, Interventional Radiology
28 years in practice
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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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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
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Why is it that more men die from a stroke than women?

Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
47 years in practice
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That's not clear: Stroke certainly can be life threatening, especially if intracranial hemorrhage is associated, (60% mortality by one year). Men may have more complicated risk factors, such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity, high triglycerides, elevated homocysteine, smoking, alcohol abuse, but we surely are seeing many women with similar risk factors. ...Read more

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Dr. Arabinda Behura
Board Certified, Hospital-based practice
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What are the symptoms for a transient ischemic attack?

Dr. Arabinda Behura
Board Certified, Hospital-based practice
6 years in practice
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What are the symptoms for a transient ischemic attack?

Mini stroke.: 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. Sudden trouble speaking.Sudden confusion or trouble understanding simple statements.Sudden problems with walking or balance.A sudden, severe headache that is different from past headaches. If symptoms last longer than an hour, could be stroke. ...Read more

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