Latest minor stroke Stories

2010-04-17 15:23:05

DALLAS -- More than two-thirds of patients in a British study were unaware they suffered a minor stroke and almost one-third delayed seeking medical attention for more than 24 hours, according to a report in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. Many studies have focused on patients' responses to major strokes, but few have examined patients' awareness of minor strokes. So researchers studied patients' behaviors and attitudes and found the participants frequently failed to...

2010-02-24 11:06:18

Nearly four in 10 transient ischemic attack (TIA) and minor ischemic stroke patients may experience mental impairment, according to a study presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2010. Researchers evaluated 140 patients (average age 67) admitted to the Urgent TIA Clinic at the London Health Sciences Centre in London, Ontario. Within a week of symptom onset, the researchers used a short, easily administered battery of tests that can detect deficits in...

2005-12-19 11:27:43

By Ori Lewis JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's Prime Minister Ariel Sharon rested in hospital on Monday after a minor stroke that raised questions over his political future, but doctors said he should recover fully. The hefty 77-year-old former general, battling for re-election after pulling Jewish settlers from the Gaza Strip and remaking Israel's political landscape, was rushed to hospital on Sunday. Doctors said Sharon would stay for further tests and if all went well would be...

2005-12-19 02:03:56

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's condition has improved after he was hospitalized for a minor stroke and he may make a statement later on Monday, an aide said. "There was a big improvement in his condition. He was walking around. He was joking. As soon as there is reliable medical information, you'll receive it immediately," said Ilan Cohen, the head of Sharon's office. "I suppose he'll make a statement as he is fully conscious." Sharon, battling for...

2005-12-18 13:42:39

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon suffered a minor stroke on Sunday, Israeli television stations reported. Sharon, 77, was brought unconscious to Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem's Ein Karem quarter. He was carried in on a stretcher. He appears to have suffered a minor stroke, the reports said, adding that Sharon had later regained consciousness and was undergoing tests.

2005-12-18 15:02:10

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, battling for re-election after spearheading a Gaza pullout, suffered a minor stroke on Sunday and was rushed to hospital, where doctors said he was in stable condition. "The prime minister is conscious. He is undergoing tests. His condition is stable," Professor Shmuel Shapira, director of Jerusalem's Hadassah Hospital, told Channel 1 television. Aides said Sharon, 77, felt unwell after finishing a series...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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