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What difference is there between a cva and a tia?

What difference is there between a cva and a tia?

Persistence: Tia = transient cerebral ischemia, meaning temporary insufficient blood flow to a brain area resulting in altered function with symptoms. Cva= cerebrovascular "accident" meaning permanent loss of brain tissue. Loss of brain function can be restored in stroke due a process known as plasticity, meaning brain remodeling. ...Read more

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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'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. ...Read more

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How can you distinguish transient ischemic attack from a cva? 

How can you distinguish transient ischemic attack from a cva? 

A warning: A tia, change in function of a part of the body due to loss of blood supply in the brain lasting less than a day, is a warning of more serious problems that might arise in the near future. You should quickly visit your doctor or a neurologist, discuss the symptoms and then a decision can be made about study of the source of the TIA and proper therapy. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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--- ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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

Transient ischemic attack (TIA), is 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