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.
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

Potential risk of suffering ischemic stroke shortly after discontinuing aspirin

Potential risk of suffering ischemic stroke shortly after discontinuing aspirin

Transient ischemic attack (TIA) patients receive less aggressive attention than those with stroke

Transient ischemic attack (TIA) patients receive less aggressive attention than those with stroke

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