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.
GORE Septal Occluder receives FDA approval for use in REDUCE clinical study

GORE Septal Occluder receives FDA approval for use in REDUCE clinical study

Smartphone stroke assessment shows promise

Smartphone stroke assessment shows promise

Research emphasizes importance of smoking cessation for people with stroke or TIA

Research emphasizes importance of smoking cessation for people with stroke or TIA

Emergency medicine residency programs need more formal stroke training

Emergency medicine residency programs need more formal stroke training

Intraoperative angiography ‘valuable’ in vascular brain surgery

Intraoperative angiography ‘valuable’ in vascular brain surgery

Minor stroke patients need urgent imaging

Minor stroke patients need urgent imaging

Minor stroke patients need urgent imaging

Minor stroke patients need urgent imaging

End-stage renal patients 'suffer stroke-related impairments'

End-stage renal patients 'suffer stroke-related impairments'

Update on Merck's development programs for vorapaxar, ER niacin/laropirprant and anacetrapib

Update on Merck's development programs for vorapaxar, ER niacin/laropirprant and anacetrapib

UK carotid endarterectomy results revealed

UK carotid endarterectomy results revealed

Link between cardiac catheterizations and risk of stroke

Link between cardiac catheterizations and risk of stroke

‘Chicken Wing’ clue to stroke risk in atrial fibrillation

‘Chicken Wing’ clue to stroke risk in atrial fibrillation

Female stroke patients more affected in all quality of life domains than males

Female stroke patients more affected in all quality of life domains than males

Incident HF an ‘extreme high-risk’ condition

Incident HF an ‘extreme high-risk’ condition

Ampio announces results from Optina trial on DME

Ampio announces results from Optina trial on DME

Experts validate promising alternative to Framingham risk score for UK

Experts validate promising alternative to Framingham risk score for UK

Diagnosis, not risk stratification, advised for TIA patients

Diagnosis, not risk stratification, advised for TIA patients

Short sleep periods increase risk of stroke in normal-weight adults

Short sleep periods increase risk of stroke in normal-weight adults

Study confirms linear association between JBA and future stroke rate

Study confirms linear association between JBA and future stroke rate

Rheumatoid arthritis drug has added benefits

Rheumatoid arthritis drug has added benefits