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Unspecified Transient Cerebral Ischemia
The heart is like a room with sides.
These have anatomical names:
the anterior-septal is at a junction.
Ischemia is a sign of reduced blood flow with exercise (induced) or a chemical.
It may require medication and even surgery
to eliminate. ...Read more
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
See below: Am not familiar with "unspecified", but transient cerebral ischemia means diminished blood flow to a part of the brain causing clinical symptoms. Since this can be the first sign of an impending stroke, this needs to be fully evaluated and medication started for prevention. See a neurologist and get this fully addressed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You mean a TIA: Transient ischemic attack (TIA) is often called a "mini-stroke, " and is considered a harbinger for a full-blown stroke. It can occur as a result of a narrowing in the carotid arteries. Unlike a stroke, TIA symptoms last anywhere from 15 minutes to 24 hours. Typically can present with blindness to one eye, paralysis, or slurred speech. You should see a vascular surgeon immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
So complicated: In short, no - migraines are not a hypoperfusive state. The old (not correct) understanding in fact was based on the observation that blood flow often increases with migraines. Like all things in the body, our understanding now is much more complicated. There's a complex interaction between the neurons (primary problem) and the vessels and surrounding structures (secondary). ...Read more
Decreased blood flow: The classic is transient ischemic attack (tia), brief decreased blood flow to a small area of brain which can be the first sign of stroke risk. Blood flow issues may play a minor role in migraine, and low blood pressure may diffusely drop cerebral blood flow. Treat the many risks, diabetes, hypertension, high blood fats, hyperhomocysteinemia, carotid stenosis. Anti-platelet drugs protect. ...Read more
No role: I am not aware of any role for cyclic amp in the treatment of any brain disorder, but of course, it is important in cellular metabolism. ...Read more
Prevention: After a TIA or even stroke, the next greatest risk, over next year is another stroke. The protocol often used includes aggenox and lipitor (atorvastatin). Need to make sure however, that you do not have carotid stenosis, and that hypertension, diabetes, high lipids, high homocysteine, all well controlled. Also, may sure that heart is not a primary source for a secondary stroke. Tpa deals with acute ischemia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Poor blood flow: Inadequate blood flow to lower part of brain. It can improve with controlling BP & cholesterol, medications such as Aspirin and plavix, (clopidogrel) smoking cessation, heart healthy diet and exercise. Clot buster medication may be used within 90 minutes of an acute stroke and rarely angioplasty. ...Read more
Depends: Well unstable compared to whom. If you have recovered, we ordinarily would say you are stable but anytime a person has had ischemia, they are more likely to get a recurrence than a well person. And what is the ischemia secondary to would be an important question. Has the cause underlying the ischemia been corrected? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I been diagnosed with cerebral ischemia. I have pain in my upper right arm that shoots to my head. Do I need to seek immediate medical attention?
Cerebral ischemia: Not likely related. But I would call Dr. Office in AM ...Read more
Do I need to look at how long the symptoms of neurological deficit lasted in cerebral ischemia to know whether this is a TIA or a ischemic stroke?
A typical transient ischemic attack lasts about 20-30 minutes in general, but some might be a bit longer.
Yet, if the symptoms persist over 24 hrs, almost certainly a stroke and may be visualized on an MRI. Generically, both should be treated in a preventative fashion to curtail recurrence. ...Read more
If I had temporary ischemia in a small part of the brain. If it affects memory wud my brain have to relearn how to store memory?
I have a history of traumatic brain injury and am experiencing dizziness when laying down. Is this a transient ischemic attack? Could this be a tia?
Had a brain MRI and it states the findings are associated with mild traumatic brain injury (i was I an accident in dec 2011) states also the white matter found which is bilateral is no evidence for acute ischemia or cerebral parenchymal bleed. This was g
The good news is that there was no bleeding found in your brain or areas that are damaged due to lack of oxygen. Mild traumatic brain injury is a fancy way to say concussion. A concussion is defined as the result of the forceful motion of the head or impact causing a brief change in mental status or loss of consciousness for less than 30 minutes.
Common symptoms include:
an important thing to note, is that these symptoms may not be present or noticed at the time of injury. It could take days or even weeks before any symptoms appear, and usually go unnoticed.
There is nothing to worry about, you will be just fine.
Take care. ...Read more