Transient Ischemic Attack News and Research

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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.
Study reveals that valsartan prevents cardiovascular events in high-risk hypertensive Japanese patients

Study reveals that valsartan prevents cardiovascular events in high-risk hypertensive Japanese patients

PLATO study reveals that ticagrelor reduces the rate of cardiovascular events

PLATO study reveals that ticagrelor reduces the rate of cardiovascular events

RE-LY trial establishes effectiveness of PRADAX in reducing stroke risk in AF patients

RE-LY trial establishes effectiveness of PRADAX in reducing stroke risk in AF patients

Oral dabigatran etexilate reduces the risk of stroke and systemic embolism

Oral dabigatran etexilate reduces the risk of stroke and systemic embolism

Researchers find link between asymptomatic PAD and cardiovascular events among stroke and TIA patients

Researchers find link between asymptomatic PAD and cardiovascular events among stroke and TIA patients

Phase III RE-LY study results to be presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress

Phase III RE-LY study results to be presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress

Migraines with aura in middle age associated with late-life brain lesions

Migraines with aura in middle age associated with late-life brain lesions

Increased risk of stroke and transient ischemic attack in survivors of Hodgkin lymphoma

Increased risk of stroke and transient ischemic attack in survivors of Hodgkin lymphoma

More patients needed in clinical trials to find treatment for patent foramen ovale (PFO)

More patients needed in clinical trials to find treatment for patent foramen ovale (PFO)

Signs of stroke -  most people ignorant

Signs of stroke - most people ignorant

Large trial on low-dose aspirin in diabetics

Large trial on low-dose aspirin in diabetics

Data expands the clinical utility of deCODE tests for heart attack, atrial fibrillation and stroke

Data expands the clinical utility of deCODE tests for heart attack, atrial fibrillation and stroke

10 symptoms that should never be ignored

10 symptoms that should never be ignored

Efficient response in primary care would reduce the use of hospitals by seniors

Efficient response in primary care would reduce the use of hospitals by seniors

Ginkgo biloba and dementia

Ginkgo biloba and dementia

Many stroke, heart attack patients may not benefit from aspirin

Many stroke, heart attack patients may not benefit from aspirin

Statins taken after stroke may increase risk of hemorrhagic stroke

Statins taken after stroke may increase risk of hemorrhagic stroke

How to optimally prepare a patient for planned coronary angiography and subsequent angioplasty?

How to optimally prepare a patient for planned coronary angiography and subsequent angioplasty?

Mass-media advertising encourages people with stroke symptoms to go to hospital more quickly

Mass-media advertising encourages people with stroke symptoms to go to hospital more quickly

People with a sibling who have had a stroke are almost twice as likely to suffer a stroke themselves

People with a sibling who have had a stroke are almost twice as likely to suffer a stroke themselves