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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.
11th World Stroke Congress examines high stroke impact in low- and middle-income countries

11th World Stroke Congress examines high stroke impact in low- and middle-income countries

Incidence of stroke has risen steadily among marijuana users, show studies

Incidence of stroke has risen steadily among marijuana users, show studies

Loyola Medicine neurologist honored for showing exceptional support to Neurocritical Care Society

Loyola Medicine neurologist honored for showing exceptional support to Neurocritical Care Society

Treating sleep apnea in stroke patients provides significant benefits

Treating sleep apnea in stroke patients provides significant benefits

Daily use of aspirin does not reduce occurrence of major cardiovascular events, finds ARRIVE trial

Daily use of aspirin does not reduce occurrence of major cardiovascular events, finds ARRIVE trial

Study: 40% of patients with atrial fibrillation may have unknown brain damage

Study: 40% of patients with atrial fibrillation may have unknown brain damage

Mono-antiplatelet therapy after aortic heart valve replacements may work as well as two drugs

Mono-antiplatelet therapy after aortic heart valve replacements may work as well as two drugs

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