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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Transient Ischemic Attack is like a small stroke.It is characterized by a temporary disruption ofarterial blood flow to a part of the brain. The disruptionis frequently caused by a blood clot formed in the internal carotid that dislodges and travels to the braineffectively arresting all blood flow for some time. Transient Ischemic Attack The Mini Stroke TIA and strokes in general affect those above 55 morefrequently. African Americans experience TIA and subsequent strokes more than Caucasians. Men are at a higher risk to experiencing TIA than women. Approximately 240,000 peoplesuffer from TIA each year in the US. After suffering from TIA, about 20% of people die from a subsequent stroke and 3% of people die from a heart attack in the following year. Statistics on TIA: Causes include...- High blood pressure- Arterial spasms- Sickle cell anemia- Diabetes- Irregular clotting of blood The likely outcome or prognosisof transient ischemic attack is a subsequent stroke or heart problem. These follow-up disorders prove to be fatal, so medical attention ispertinent immediately afterthe first TIA attack. What Is TIA? TIA possesses stroke-like symptoms.These symptoms include numbness,weakness, confusion, dizziness, slurredspeech, drooping of the face, and troubleseeing. Symptoms It is recommended that TIA isattended to within 60 minutes ofthe attack. A sufferer of TIA isoften prescribed anticoagulantsand antiplatelet agents to reduce risk of another clot. For more serious cases, it is advised that surgery be doneto prevent further damage.Prevention of TIA or a subsequentdisorder can be accomplished through exercise and dietary changes to reduce things like blood pressure and other causes of TIA. Treatments and Prevention
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