transient ischemic attack

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transient ischemic attack

n. Abbr. TIA
A temporary blockage of the blood supply to the brain caused by a blood clot and usually lasting ten minutes or less, during which dizziness, blurring of vision, numbness on one side of the body, and other symptoms of a stroke may occur. Also called ministroke.

tran′sient ische′mic attack`

a brief vascular spasm in which a partially blocked artery impedes blood flow to the brain; a minor stroke.
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Noun1.transient ischemic attack - brief episode in which the brain gets insufficient blood supply; symptoms depend on the site of the blockage
ischaemia, ischemia - local anemia in a given body part sometimes resulting from vasoconstriction or thrombosis or embolism
přechodná mozková příhodatranzitorní ischemická ataka
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New developments in managing transient ischemic attack and acute stroke.
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These new guidelines recommend low-dose aspirin (50 mg to 325 mg) as safe and effective therapy to prevent a stroke in those patients who have already had a stroke, or transient ischemic attack.
Scientists developed a new tool known as the "Recurrence Risk Estimator at 90 days" or "RRE-90 score" to calculate a person's risk of having another stroke within three months by looking at risk factors of stroke, such as history of mini-stroke, or transient ischemic attack (TIA), age and the type of first stroke the person experienced, along with information from brain scans.

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