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.
Researchers explore new standard of continuity of care for stroke patients

Researchers explore new standard of continuity of care for stroke patients

Pradaxa receives FDA approval for treatment and reduction of risk of recurrence of DVT and PE

Pradaxa receives FDA approval for treatment and reduction of risk of recurrence of DVT and PE

ER physicians discount early signs of strokes among women, minorities, younger people

ER physicians discount early signs of strokes among women, minorities, younger people

Doctors overlook early signs of strokes in people each year

Doctors overlook early signs of strokes in people each year

1/3 of people who survive stroke before age 50 are unable to live independently

1/3 of people who survive stroke before age 50 are unable to live independently

AAN guideline suggests people with irregular heartbeat to take oral anticoagulants to prevent stroke

AAN guideline suggests people with irregular heartbeat to take oral anticoagulants to prevent stroke

Women who survive stroke have worse quality of life than men

Women who survive stroke have worse quality of life than men

Shingles may increase risk of stroke in later life, study finds

Shingles may increase risk of stroke in later life, study finds

Researchers examine effects of lowering blood pressure after onset of ischemic stroke

Researchers examine effects of lowering blood pressure after onset of ischemic stroke

‘Pioneering’ non-invasive coronary plaque imaging revealed

‘Pioneering’ non-invasive coronary plaque imaging revealed

Research findings leave considerable room for improvement in stroke treatment

Research findings leave considerable room for improvement in stroke treatment

Boehringer signs agreement with Brigham to conduct long-term study program on oral anticoagulants

Boehringer signs agreement with Brigham to conduct long-term study program on oral anticoagulants

Study evaluates implementation of out-of hospital stroke policy in some Chicago hospitals

Study evaluates implementation of out-of hospital stroke policy in some Chicago hospitals

Research: Stroke patients may be more likely to develop problems with memory and thinking

Research: Stroke patients may be more likely to develop problems with memory and thinking

Study: One in four stroke survivors suffer from symptoms of PTSD

Study: One in four stroke survivors suffer from symptoms of PTSD

Smartphone solutions for clinical trials

Smartphone solutions for clinical trials

Implantation of new mechanical heart valve reduces anticoagulation therapy in AVR patients

Implantation of new mechanical heart valve reduces anticoagulation therapy in AVR patients

Merck's LIPTRUZET tablets get FDA approval for treatment of elevated LDL cholesterol

Merck's LIPTRUZET tablets get FDA approval for treatment of elevated LDL cholesterol

Undetected arrhythmia could underlie some wake-up strokes

Undetected arrhythmia could underlie some wake-up strokes

Otsuka receives FDA approval for ABILIFY MAINTENA to treat schizophrenia

Otsuka receives FDA approval for ABILIFY MAINTENA to treat schizophrenia