transient ischaemic attack


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transient ischaemic attack

; TIA sudden interruption in arterial blood flow to brain (lasting only seconds/moments) causing temporary loss of consciousness; normally followed by complete recovery; an important marker of cerebrovascular disease, with risk of stroke (cerebrovascular accident)
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Though the relationship between MPV and ischaemic stroke is well known, the diagnostic value of MPV in the emergency department (ED) to distinguish between ischaemic stroke and transient ischaemic attack (TIA) has not been studied.
Its licence is said to be specifically for patients who have non-valvular atrial fibrillation who have one or more risk factors including congestive heart failure, hypertension, are aged 75 years or older, diabetes mellitus, prior stroke or transient ischaemic attack.
Doctors discovered he had suffered a mini-stroke - called a transient ischaemic attack - and operated successfully on an artery in his neck.
The unit caters for minor stroke and transient ischaemic attack (TIA) patients.
National recommendations are that at least 80 per cent of stroke patients should spend most of their time in hospital on a specialised stroke unit and 60 per cent of people suffering a transient ischaemic attack, or TIA, identified as being at risk of stroke are assessed and treated within 24 hours.
Quinn TJ, Paolucci S, Sunnerhagen KS, Sivenius J, Walker MF, Toni D, Lees KR & The European Stroke Organisation (ESO) Executive Committee and the ESO Writing Committee (2008): Evidence-based stroke rehabilitation: an expanded guidance document from the European stroke organisation (ESO) guidelines for management of ischaemic stroke and transient ischaemic attack.
But since the operation she continued to have a series of mini-strokes, called transient ischaemic attack (TIAs) every few weeks, amounting to about one a month.
Guidelines for the Management of Ischaemic Stroke and Transient Ischaemic Attack 2008, 125 pages.
A TIA - a transient ischaemic attack - is essentially a miniature stroke which is caused by a temporary interruption in the blood flow to the brain.
Validation and refinement of scores to predict very early stroke risk after transient ischaemic attack.
Their analysis focused on the British Doctors Aspirin Trial and the UK Transient Ischaemic Attack Aspirin Trial; there was a median follow-up of 23 years in both trials.
The UK Transient Ischaemic Attack Aspirin Trial randomized 2,449 patients over age 40 who had already experienced a transient ischemic attack or mild ischemic stroke to receive daily doses of either 1,200 mg of aspirin, 300 mg of aspirin, or placebo.

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