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Cerebral stroke, tia, mini stroke--which are preventable?

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Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: All preventable

All of the above are preventable by routine measures such as good blood pressure control, proper diet, exercise and blood sugar control.

In brief: All preventable

All of the above are preventable by routine measures such as good blood pressure control, proper diet, exercise and blood sugar control.
Dr. Reza Karimi
Dr. Reza Karimi
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
1 doctor agrees

In brief: All

See stroke.
Org for risk factors and treatment.

In brief: All

See stroke.
Org for risk factors and treatment.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Michael Chen
Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Control risk factors

Although difficult because it requires lifestyle changes, these changes and close monitoring of blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol can yield a profound effect in reducing your risk for future stroke.
Some surgical procedures are available to open up arteries that have plaque that may increase the risk of stroke. Being vigilant and proactive and seeing a stroke specialist who create a plan.

In brief: Control risk factors

Although difficult because it requires lifestyle changes, these changes and close monitoring of blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol can yield a profound effect in reducing your risk for future stroke.
Some surgical procedures are available to open up arteries that have plaque that may increase the risk of stroke. Being vigilant and proactive and seeing a stroke specialist who create a plan.
Dr. Michael Chen
Dr. Michael Chen
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Terminology

Mini-stroke is a non-medical term often used loosely for tia.
A TIA is a transient ischemic attack: ie stoke like symptoms that resolve completely in <24 hours. A stroke is permanent damage to the brain with symptoms lasting >24 hours. The risk of all of the above is reduced with good blood pressure control, avoidance of atherosclerosis, and anticoagulation for atrial fibrillation.

In brief: Terminology

Mini-stroke is a non-medical term often used loosely for tia.
A TIA is a transient ischemic attack: ie stoke like symptoms that resolve completely in <24 hours. A stroke is permanent damage to the brain with symptoms lasting >24 hours. The risk of all of the above is reduced with good blood pressure control, avoidance of atherosclerosis, and anticoagulation for atrial fibrillation.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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