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How do you treat a TIA (transient ischemic attack)?
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
3 doctors agree
In brief: TIA
Treated with Aspirin or aggrenox.
Of course it needs full evaluation before treatment.

In brief: TIA
Treated with Aspirin or aggrenox.
Of course it needs full evaluation before treatment.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Healthy lifestyle
Acute TIA is always a medical emergency.
Patient should go to the hospital. General recommendation to prevent a TIA or stroke 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). In terms of medication, Aspirin is often a first choice.

In brief: Healthy lifestyle
Acute TIA is always a medical emergency.
Patient should go to the hospital. General recommendation to prevent a TIA or stroke 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). In terms of medication, Aspirin is often a first choice.
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
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Dr. Paul Gilson
Neurology
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In brief: TIA TX
Tia's result from cardiac, carotid or vessel to vessel emboli usually from platelet aggregates (clots).
A thorough eval by your neurologist or internal medical doctor is manditory to prevent a stroke. You should be evaluated with carotid u/s, blood pressure evluation, ekg's, get lipid panels, checked for diabetes, and if necessary a hyper-coaguable state. Most patients are treated with aspirin.

In brief: TIA TX
Tia's result from cardiac, carotid or vessel to vessel emboli usually from platelet aggregates (clots).
A thorough eval by your neurologist or internal medical doctor is manditory to prevent a stroke. You should be evaluated with carotid u/s, blood pressure evluation, ekg's, get lipid panels, checked for diabetes, and if necessary a hyper-coaguable state. Most patients are treated with aspirin.
Dr. Paul Gilson
Dr. Paul Gilson
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