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.
Drug combination may prevent secondary stroke in certain patients, study shows

Drug combination may prevent secondary stroke in certain patients, study shows

NewYork-Presbyterian shares information on stroke risk and prevention

NewYork-Presbyterian shares information on stroke risk and prevention

Study: Left atrial appendage closure during open heart surgery protects against brain infarctions

Study: Left atrial appendage closure during open heart surgery protects against brain infarctions

Insertable cardiac monitors reveal prevalence of undiagnosed atrial fibrillation in high risk patients

Insertable cardiac monitors reveal prevalence of undiagnosed atrial fibrillation in high risk patients

Researchers develop new scoring method to predict bleeding risk after stroke

Researchers develop new scoring method to predict bleeding risk after stroke

Indefinite NHS England 'evaluation process' denies access to life-saving treatment for high risk patients

Indefinite NHS England 'evaluation process' denies access to life-saving treatment for high risk patients

Study finds increased risk of death, heart attack in people who survive stroke without complications

Study finds increased risk of death, heart attack in people who survive stroke without complications

Proton pump inhibitors do not increase risk for dementia or Alzheimer's disease

Proton pump inhibitors do not increase risk for dementia or Alzheimer's disease

Survey: One in three American adults could have experienced sign of warning stroke

Survey: One in three American adults could have experienced sign of warning stroke

AATS consensus statement offers guidance on surgical ablation for treatment of atrial fibrillation

AATS consensus statement offers guidance on surgical ablation for treatment of atrial fibrillation

CPAP treatment offers no cardiovascular benefit in OSA patients with heart disease risk

CPAP treatment offers no cardiovascular benefit in OSA patients with heart disease risk

New review finds link between sleep disorders and stroke risk

New review finds link between sleep disorders and stroke risk

Updated AAN guidelines state closure not recommended for individuals with stroke and heart defect

Updated AAN guidelines state closure not recommended for individuals with stroke and heart defect

Study explores differences in neuroimaging utilization for stroke from population perspective

Study explores differences in neuroimaging utilization for stroke from population perspective

Mini-stroke should immediately be treated with aspirin, recommend researchers

Mini-stroke should immediately be treated with aspirin, recommend researchers

Important signs, symptoms of stroke that everyone should know

Important signs, symptoms of stroke that everyone should know

Novel anticoagulants on ‘as-needed basis’ could be safe alternative to lowering stroke risk

Novel anticoagulants on ‘as-needed basis’ could be safe alternative to lowering stroke risk

Structured transitional stroke care could decrease hospital readmission rates

Structured transitional stroke care could decrease hospital readmission rates

Stenting and surgery equally effective at lowering long-term risk of stroke

Stenting and surgery equally effective at lowering long-term risk of stroke

Pioglitazone drug may prevent recurrent stroke and heart attacks

Pioglitazone drug may prevent recurrent stroke and heart attacks