mini-stroke


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Related to mini-stroke: Transient ischaemic attack

mini-stroke

A colloquial and imprecise term for a transient ischemic attack.
See also: stroke
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Increasing age is another risk factor, with the risk of having a mini-stroke rising after age 55.
I started feeling ill and the next day I went to A&E, where they told me I'd had this mini-stroke and that I'd need surgery a couple of weeks later.
Post-stroke or mini-stroke patients without chronic kidney disease, with chronic kidney disease and with metabolic syndrome treated with Lipitor 80 mg had significantly improved kidney function compared to placebo.
Too many mini-stroke patients delay calling 999 when their symptoms start, often waiting instead for a GP appointment, or if they have visual problems visiting their optician for advice.
The organisation's latest report found more than a third (37%) of people having a mini-stroke thought it was a "funny turn" and only one in five (22%) experiencing symptoms of a mini-stroke rang 999.
Dr Claiborne Johnston of the University of California, said that a mini-stroke would not usually cause permanent harm but early treatment was critical to prevent a major stroke.
Three simple checks can help you recognise whether someone has had a stroke or mini-stroke (transient ischaemic attack - TIA).
A senior MP was recovering in hospital yesterday after suffering a mini-stroke in the House of Commons dining room.
Doctors at top-security Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire believe the mini-stroke was caused by the sudden withdrawal of food from his bloated body.
MY invalid 87-year-old father was admitted to hospital a couple of months ago following a mini-stroke.
CHICAGO -- Pfizer announced today that Lipitor (atorvastatin calcium) Tablets 80 mg reduced the risk of stroke, coronary heart disease events and major coronary events in type 2 diabetes patients who had no known coronary heart disease but who had experienced a recent stroke or mini-stroke, compared with placebo.
Each year, at least 46,000 people in the UK have a mini-stroke for the first time, of which around 500 occur in South Tyneside - nearly double the national average.