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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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.
In post-stroke or mini-stroke patients with type 2 diabetes, those treated with Lipitor demonstrated stabilized kidney function, while patients receiving placebo had significantly declined kidney function during the trial.
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.
A transient ischemic attack may be a sign that a stroke is about to happen, but it appears that wasn't the case with Muniz's mini-stroke.
A mini-stroke is caused by a blockage to an artery that deprives the brain of oxygen.
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.
The full-back (left) suffered a mini-stroke last year and was required to undergo surgery in February.
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.
A DAD OF THREE struck down by a mini-stroke is urging people not to dismiss the symptoms as having a "funny turn.
on, who r in ws, e Friend Gary Newbon, who worked with the star in the days of ATV News, suffered a mini-stroke in 2002.
Medics treating the fracture detected an irregular heartbeat then Parker's world was turned upside down when he suffered a mini-stroke while at home recuperating.
Three simple checks can help you recognise whether someone has had a stroke or mini-stroke (transient ischaemic attack - TIA).