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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.
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

Statins reduce risk of stroke and heart attack

Statins reduce risk of stroke and heart attack

Ranbaxy receives approval to manufacture Pravastatin Sodium tablets in U.S.

Ranbaxy receives approval to manufacture Pravastatin Sodium tablets in U.S.

One of the largest Japanese cardiovascular trials confirms angiotensin receptor blockade protects people who have a wide range of cardiovascular diseases

One of the largest Japanese cardiovascular trials confirms angiotensin receptor blockade protects people who have a wide range of cardiovascular diseases

Lipitor reduces the risk of a second stroke

Lipitor reduces the risk of a second stroke

Lipitor reduces stroke risk

Lipitor reduces stroke risk

Osteoporosis drug Raloxifene shown to be as effective as Tamoxifen in preventing invasive breast cancer

Osteoporosis drug Raloxifene shown to be as effective as Tamoxifen in preventing invasive breast cancer

New drug combo helps prevent strokes

New drug combo helps prevent strokes

Mini strokes warn of possible major stroke

Mini strokes warn of possible major stroke

Warning signs of an ischemic stroke may be evident as early as seven days before an attack

Warning signs of an ischemic stroke may be evident as early as seven days before an attack

Heart repair linked to migraine relief

Heart repair linked to migraine relief