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.
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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
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přechodná mozková příhodatranzitorní ischemická ataka
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With a transient ischemic attack (sometimes called a mini-stroke or TIA) the symptoms appear and may go away on their own.
The POINT (Platelet-Oriented Inhibition in New TIA and Minor Ischemic Stroke) trial randomized 4,881 patients with a very recent mild stroke or transient ischemic attack and without atrial fibrillation to treatment with either clopidogrel plus aspirin or aspirin alone for 90 days.
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The patient's past medical history included arterial hypertension, diabetes mellitus type 2, previous right hemispheric transient ischemic attack (TIA) 18 months earlier, and previous left middle cerebral artery (MCA) stroke without residual deficits four months earlier.
Brain scans conducted shortly after an individual has suffered a transient ischemic attack (TIA, a mild stroke that causes no disability) may be a valuable tool for predicting whether that person is at risk for a recurrent stroke within a 90-day period, an MGH study suggests.
The product is intended to decrease the risk of stroke in people who have had a mini-stroke (transient ischemic attack or TIA) or stroke due to a blood clot.
Using a broad definition that included ischemic stroke, transient ischemic attack (T1A), and pulmonary embolism led to a 44% greater annual risk of stroke than if only ischemic strokes were considered, the investigators reported.
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"A vast amount of new research is revealing new and improved ways to protect patients with an ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack from having recurrent events and further brain damage," Walter Kernan, M.D., lead author and chair of the guideline writing group and professor of medicine at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut said.

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