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A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a transient stroke that lasts only a few minutes. It occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is briefly interrupted. TIA symptoms, which usually occur suddenly, are similar to those of stroke but do not last as long. Most symptoms of a TIA disappear within an hour, although they may persist for up to 24 hours. Symptoms can include: numbness or weakness in the face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body; confusion or difficulty in talking or understanding speech; trouble seeing in one or both eyes; and difficulty with walking, dizziness, or loss of balance and coordination.
NMT Medical receives preliminary results for CLOSURE I PFO/stroke and transient ischemic attack trial

NMT Medical receives preliminary results for CLOSURE I PFO/stroke and transient ischemic attack trial

Effectiveness of two stroke-prevention procedures vary by age, say researchers

Effectiveness of two stroke-prevention procedures vary by age, say researchers

Age of patients makes a difference in comparing endarteroctomy with carotid stenting for stroke-prevention

Age of patients makes a difference in comparing endarteroctomy with carotid stenting for stroke-prevention

CREST: Carotid artery surgery and stenting have long-term outcomes for patients with stroke

CREST: Carotid artery surgery and stenting have long-term outcomes for patients with stroke

2010 funding program for Inova Life Sciences - George Mason University research collaboration open

2010 funding program for Inova Life Sciences - George Mason University research collaboration open

New research suggests tPA can act as neuroprotectant against stroke

New research suggests tPA can act as neuroprotectant against stroke

NMT Medical reports total revenues of $3.0M for first-quarter 2010

NMT Medical reports total revenues of $3.0M for first-quarter 2010

Techniques to protect organs during bypass surgery impair autoregulation, increase risk of stroke: Study

Techniques to protect organs during bypass surgery impair autoregulation, increase risk of stroke: Study

NICE appraisal committee publishes preliminary recommendation of Multaq for AF

NICE appraisal committee publishes preliminary recommendation of Multaq for AF

Cedars-Sinai Neurovascular Center's clinical trial of minimally invasive stenting procedure for TIA

Cedars-Sinai Neurovascular Center's clinical trial of minimally invasive stenting procedure for TIA

TRITON-TIMI 38 study evaluates response rates in patients with common genetic variant in ABCB1 gene

TRITON-TIMI 38 study evaluates response rates in patients with common genetic variant in ABCB1 gene

Two stroke-prevention procedures are equally beneficial for men and women, but effectiveness vary by age

Two stroke-prevention procedures are equally beneficial for men and women, but effectiveness vary by age

Minimally-invasive procedure as effective as gold standard for treating carotid artery blockages: Study

Minimally-invasive procedure as effective as gold standard for treating carotid artery blockages: Study

Overall incidence of stroke, heart attack and death similar in carotid endarterectomy and stenting procedures

Overall incidence of stroke, heart attack and death similar in carotid endarterectomy and stenting procedures

CREST stroke prevention trial: Seminal and robust

CREST stroke prevention trial: Seminal and robust

Dabigatran as effective as warfarin in preventing subsequent strokes among atrial fibrillation patients

Dabigatran as effective as warfarin in preventing subsequent strokes among atrial fibrillation patients

Nearly 40% of TIA and minor ischemic stroke patients may experience mental impairment

Nearly 40% of TIA and minor ischemic stroke patients may experience mental impairment

Acute stroke care and clinical outcomes improve substantially with stroke program

Acute stroke care and clinical outcomes improve substantially with stroke program

NMT Medical completes private placement of common stock and warrants for $5.8M

NMT Medical completes private placement of common stock and warrants for $5.8M

NMT Medical announces preliminary unaudited figures for fiscal 2009

NMT Medical announces preliminary unaudited figures for fiscal 2009