Latest transient ischemic attack Stories

2011-09-08 09:36:40

Patients with narrowed arteries in the brain who received intensive medical treatment had fewer strokes and deaths than patients who received a brain stent in addition to medical treatment.

2011-08-17 23:57:22

New research from Neurologist Dr. David Spence of The University of Western Ontario has shown that using 3-D ultrasound to identify ulcers in the carotid arteries is an effective way to pinpoint the small number of high-risk patients with asymptomatic carotid stenosis (ACS) who would benefit from surgery to prevent stroke.

2011-07-28 07:21:39

Do you ever wonder what illnesses you might inherit from your parents? According to a new study, people are significantly more likely to inherit a predisposition to heart attack than to stroke.

2011-07-26 21:59:30

People are significantly more likely to inherit a predisposition to heart attack than to stroke.

2011-06-06 19:59:25

The ABCD2 score used to identify people at risk of stroke after suffering a transient ischemic attack — a "mini" or "warning" stroke — is not sensitive enough to distinguish between high- and low-risk patients and has limited clinical application.

2011-04-28 08:00:00

May is National Stroke Awareness Month YONKERS, N.Y., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- About every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke, and more than 77 percent are first events.

2011-03-25 11:00:08

Patients who have suffered a "mini stroke" are at twice the risk of heart attack than the general population.

2011-02-10 15:12:25

A new anti-clotting agent is vastly superior to aspirin at reducing stroke risk (1.6 percent per year versus 3.6 percent per year) in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients unable to take stronger drugs.

2011-01-28 12:30:15

Each year, approximately 150,000 Canadians have a transient ischemic attack (TIA), sometimes known as a mini-stroke.

2011-01-05 07:00:00

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Results of a post-hoc analysis of the RE-LY® trial among patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) undergoing cardioversion, a treatment to convert an abnormal heartbeat back to normal sinus rhythm, were published online on Jan.

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