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What's the difference between a TIA and a cva?

What's the difference between a TIA and a cva?

TIA & Stroke: Transient ischemic attack by definition symptoms resolve within 24 hours, be it slurred speech or weakness of extremity. This is due to temporary occlusion of the aren't decry of the brain. In contrast a stroke with residual defects occur when an artery is completely blocked. At this time it is not reversible.

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Dr. James Wilentz
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Transient Ischemic Attack (Mini Stroke) (Definition)

A condition where a blood vessel in the brain is temporarily blocked by a blood clot, causing neurologic symptoms, such as weakness in an arm or leg, or sensory changes. The symptoms are similar to a stroke, but are temporary, disappearing within minutes after the clot breaks apart. ...Read more


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What difference is there between a cva and a tia?

What difference is there between a cva and a tia?

Duration of symptoms: A TIA is a transient event where the brain is deprived of adequate blood flow. The time course is less than one hour, and there are no permanant effects. Lay people use the term mini-stroke, but it is an inappropriate term. A cva is ususally not an accident. A cause is found in most cases. Stroke symptoms last greater than an hour and have residual deficits.Mri/ct imaging + in stroke, negative tia.

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Does a cva and TIA affect the same area of the brain?

Does a cva and TIA affect the same area of the brain?

Tia: It can. Sometimes it can affect different areas of brain.

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Had stroke on left side of the head headache now. Is it TIA or cva?

Had stroke on left side of the head headache now. Is it TIA or cva?

See below: A transient ischemic attack lasts less than 24 hours. A reversible ischemic neurologic deficit lasts between 24 hours and 2 weeks. A caerebrovascular accident is permanent.

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Pale, unresponsive but eyes open, low bp, stiff---signs of tia, cva or hypotension?

Pale, unresponsive but eyes open, low bp, stiff---signs of tia, cva or hypotension?

Hypotension: Of the three choices given hypotension makes most sense. Neither cva nor TIA generally produces hypotension. I would be concerned about meds, metabolic and cardiac issues. Needs a few labs to sort this out quickly unless this contradicts his advance directive.

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I NEED A PATHOPHYSIOLOGY FOR PT WHO HAD CVA AFTER A MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT. PT HAD HAS HISTORY OF DIABETES, HYPERTENSION, DYSLIPIDEMIA AND TIA?

I NEED A PATHOPHYSIOLOGY FOR PT WHO HAD CVA AFTER A MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT. PT HAD HAS HISTORY OF DIABETES, HYPERTENSION, DYSLIPIDEMIA AND TIA?

Hmmm..: Pretty cool question. You are either a bushy tailed medical student or an ambulance chasing JD who graduated with an MD but got smart and started a legal practice instead! HA! Impossible to say from the given data without you saying first WHAT type of stroke it was...Gotcha! HA! The risk factors are mostly in favor of small vessel ischemic except the TIA which tilts toward embolic. Your turn---

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What's the best way to prevent tias?

What's the best way to prevent tias?

Address risk factors: The risk factors for tia, stroke, heart disease, vascular disease are the same. Lowering cholesterol, blood pressure, treating diabetes, increased cardiovascular exercise. Also, eating a more mediterranean based diet and fish can also lower your risk.

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What is a series of "tias" and why might they kill my aunt!?

What is a series of "tias" and why might they kill my aunt!?

TIA: Some one can have series of TIA but still can survive. The definition of TIA is symptoms last less than 24 hours and will have full tecovery.

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Should someone in his late 80s (with history of tias) have his carotids checked?

Should someone in his late 80s (with history of tias) have his carotids checked?

Absolutely: Someone who is having tias should most definitely have their carotids checked since the carotid arteries are the number one source for embolic strokes. In "symptomatic" patients, such as someone who is having tias, a carotid blockage of 50% or more warrants intervention.

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Can a fall cause an acute cva?

Can a fall cause an acute cva?

Unusual but possible: An acute CVA may have precipitated the fall, but if blood vessels are occluded or compressed in the neck, trauma could increase the problem. Trauma may also cause a blood vessel dissection, and direct issues with bleeding in the brain

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What does residual defect mean in relation to cva?

What does residual defect mean in relation to cva?

Abnormal findings: If a stroke causes weakness and there is not complete resolution, and reversal, there is a "residual defect".

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Are strokes or tias caused by vasospasms?

Are strokes or tias caused by vasospasms?

Rare but possible: Vasospasm in the brain occurs when blood and its breakdown products are present in the spinal fluid around blood vessels. The most common reason is rupture of brain aneurysm, but there are other conditions. Vasospasm causes the larger vessels (arteries, arterioles) to clamp down or contrict, thus reducing blood flow. This can cause strokes or tias.

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Is it bad if you have blackouts? Are those tias or strokes?

Is it bad if you have blackouts? Are those tias or strokes?

Do NOT ignore: Could be due to blood pressure drop, possibly secondary to a primary cardiac arrhythmia, epileptic seizures, medication reactions, anemias, thyroid problems, and of course tia's and strokes. See your doctor and get this handled!

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I heard oranges are good for people at risk for strokes. Are they good for tias too?

I suppose so: Strokes and tias are, at their underlying cause, basically the same thing. Both involve clots impairing blood flow to brain cells. Tias are just when the clot fortunately dissolves in enough time such that no permanent damage has occurred. Oranges are in general probably good and better than foods with high salt, fat, sugar or cholesterol content.

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When would you perform an elective surgery after an acute cva?

When would you perform an elective surgery after an acute cva?

Several months: If it is for a truly elective surgery like a knee replacement, I would recommend waiting 4 months or so. If it is for something that has some urgency to it, would wait 2 months. Hope this helps.

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How do you prevent strokes in someone who is having TIAs but is very active outdoors?

Stroke prevention: Optimal stroke prevention depends on minimizing risk factors, whether a person is outdoors or not. If there is no carotid artery disease, then risk factor modification includes keeping a healthy blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, no smoking, and taking special medication if there is a heart rhythm irregularity called atrial fibrillation.

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Are auras without migrains serious or brain tumors or tias?

Are auras without migrains serious or brain tumors or tias?

A few caveats: Migraine auras are not indicative of TIA's or stroke risk, usually, BUT if a female smokes and takes oral contraceptives, the risk of stroke increases modestly. There is absolutely NO link to brain tumors.

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How come there a decrease hemoglobin and HDL in cva cases?

Not necessarily: Correct. Neither hemoglobin nor HDL are necessarily decreased in cva patients. This may be a coincidence in a given person.