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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

STROKE - Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA or mini-stroke), part 1





TIA is a medical emergency.  Seek immediate medical treatment if you think you or someone else is having a TIA.

 Remember -  Take  Immediate  Action

What is a TIA?
The medical term is Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA). It is also known as a mini-stroke. It happens when a clot stops blood from flowing to the brain for a short time. The symptoms of TIA are almost the same as the symptoms of a stroke, however symptoms go away within a few minutes or hours. Having a TIA is an important warning sign. It tells you that you have a higher risk of having a stroke.
A TIA warns you of a stroke. It also gives you a chance to prevent a stroke.
For more information, please watch the following videos.
How to recognize, prevent and treat a TIA or mini-stroke - part one

How to recognize, prevent and treat a TIA or mini-stroke - part two



Over several Wednesdays I will offer information on the following - 
  • Anatomy of the brain √
  • Ischemic stroke √ 
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA or mini-stroke) - part 1 √ ...next  Wednesday, part 2
  • Hemorragic stroke
  • Stroke in children (Paediatric stroke)
  • Effects of a stroke

 All information contained in this post was obtained, with permission, from the Heart and Stroke Foundation  website. Please visit their site for more information.

Monica
Disclaimer

The material provided on this site is designed for information and educational purposes only. The materials are not intended to be a self diagnostic and/or self treatment tool. I encourage you to use this information as a tool for discussing your condition with your health practitioner.

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3 Comments:

At October 12, 2011 at 4:37 PM , Blogger Kathy said...

Excellent post and life saving information!Thanks for saving lives.

 
At October 12, 2011 at 10:40 PM , Blogger Darlene said...

Thank you for this very educational post.

 
At October 13, 2011 at 9:50 AM , Blogger Shannon said...

Valuable information as always!

 

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