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.
Posttraumatic stress hits stroke secondary prevention

Posttraumatic stress hits stroke secondary prevention

Studies examine effectiveness of CPAP in reducing risk of cardiovascular outcomes linked with OSA

Studies examine effectiveness of CPAP in reducing risk of cardiovascular outcomes linked with OSA

Mylan receives final FDA approval for Clopidogrel Tablets ANDA

Mylan receives final FDA approval for Clopidogrel Tablets ANDA

Current anticoagulant therapy to prevent stroke might not be sufficient for older women with AF

Current anticoagulant therapy to prevent stroke might not be sufficient for older women with AF

Otsuka announces results from aripiprazole Phase 3 trial on schizophrenia

Otsuka announces results from aripiprazole Phase 3 trial on schizophrenia

Fish oil not as beneficial for the heart as thought: Study

Fish oil not as beneficial for the heart as thought: Study

Depression more prevalent among stroke and transient ischemic attack survivors

Depression more prevalent among stroke and transient ischemic attack survivors

Patients worried about statin use after label warnings from FDA

Patients worried about statin use after label warnings from FDA

CT scan as effective as MRI in predicting recurrent stroke risk

CT scan as effective as MRI in predicting recurrent stroke risk

Slow walk and poor grip may predict dementia and stroke

Slow walk and poor grip may predict dementia and stroke

Simple tests may help doctors determine risk of dementia, stroke in middle-aged people

Simple tests may help doctors determine risk of dementia, stroke in middle-aged people

UCLA professor receives ASA's Feinberg Award for clinical stroke research

UCLA professor receives ASA's Feinberg Award for clinical stroke research

Aspirin and warfarin similar in preventing deaths and strokes in heart failure patients

Aspirin and warfarin similar in preventing deaths and strokes in heart failure patients

New drug might effectively prevent clot-related strokes in patients with AF

New drug might effectively prevent clot-related strokes in patients with AF

Occasional erratic heart rhythms cause about one-fifth of unexplained strokes

Occasional erratic heart rhythms cause about one-fifth of unexplained strokes

Study finds opening blocked neck arteries with metal stent or surgery equally durable

Study finds opening blocked neck arteries with metal stent or surgery equally durable

Researchers examine optimal timing for carotid artery stenting after TIA or stroke

Researchers examine optimal timing for carotid artery stenting after TIA or stroke

Stroke warning signs need more urgent attention

Stroke warning signs need more urgent attention

EI-IC bypass surgery does not lower risk of stroke recurrence in patients with TIA

EI-IC bypass surgery does not lower risk of stroke recurrence in patients with TIA

Referral to stroke prevention clinic reduces mortality by 26%

Referral to stroke prevention clinic reduces mortality by 26%