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.
New insight into anticoagulation therapies

New insight into anticoagulation therapies

Hydroxyurea plus aspirin best therapy in patients with essential thrombocythemia who are at high risk for vascular events

Hydroxyurea plus aspirin best therapy in patients with essential thrombocythemia who are at high risk for vascular events

ACE inhibitors not needed for many heart disease patients

ACE inhibitors not needed for many heart disease patients

Catheter delivered devices may be just as effective as drug therapy in treating strokes of unidentified origin

Catheter delivered devices may be just as effective as drug therapy in treating strokes of unidentified origin

Mexican-Americans have a far higher chance of suffering a stroke than non-Hispanic whites

Mexican-Americans have a far higher chance of suffering a stroke than non-Hispanic whites

New insights into a mysterious type of amnesia

New insights into a mysterious type of amnesia

Untreated transient ischemic attacks put 21,000 Canadians at increased risk of death, stroke or heart attack

Untreated transient ischemic attacks put 21,000 Canadians at increased risk of death, stroke or heart attack

New medical device indentifies abnormal heart rhythms called atrial fibrillation

New medical device indentifies abnormal heart rhythms called atrial fibrillation

Heart pumps better than medical therapy in keeping heart failure patients alive

Heart pumps better than medical therapy in keeping heart failure patients alive

LVAD heart pumps improve survival in congestive heart failure patients

LVAD heart pumps improve survival in congestive heart failure patients

A test that examines facial weakness, arm weakness and speech disturbance allows paramedics to quickly and accurately identify stroke

A test that examines facial weakness, arm weakness and speech disturbance allows paramedics to quickly and accurately identify stroke

Blood pressure drug helps delay ischemic brain damage in stroke patients

Blood pressure drug helps delay ischemic brain damage in stroke patients