Navigation Links
Mini Strokes: Major Health Threats
Date:11/18/2007

90% of people miss out on critical early treatment period, study finds,,,,

SUNDAY, Nov. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors call them transient ischemic attacks, but they're more commonly known as "mini-strokes."

But make no mistake -- they can be deadly.

What's worse, many people who suffer such an attack rarely seek medical help. Just one in 10 people who experienced symptoms of a transient ischemic attack (TIA) sought the proper emergency care, a recent study published in the journal Stroke found.

Urgent care is critical, because some people who suffer TIAs will have a major stroke as soon as a day or two after the mini-stroke.

"People need urgent medical attention not for the symptoms that have passed but for what might be coming. Many people don't have a TIA before they have a stroke, so, in a sense, it's fortunate to have one. Now you have a chance to intervene," said Dr. Keith Siller, medical director of the Comprehensive Stroke Care Center at New York University Medical Center.

A transient ischemic attack occurs when blood flow to a part of the brain is temporarily blocked. When this occurs, symptoms come on suddenly and last anywhere from a few minutes to many hours. Symptoms may include:

  • Sudden loss of speech or the ability to understand others.
  • Rapid onset of weakness or numbness of the face, arm or leg, especially if it occurs on only one side of the body.
  • Sudden loss of, or change in, vision that may occur in one or both eyes.
  • Sudden difficulty walking or maintaining balance.

One thing you may not feel with a stroke is pain.

"Pain is not the right thing to look for in stroke," said Dr. Christian Schumacher, a neurologist at the Stern Stroke Center at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City. "People expect that like a heart attack, which is often painful, that stroke will cause pain. But stroke
'/>"/>

Copyright©2007 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Majority of 2.4 Million U.S. Children With ADHD Not Diagnosed or Consistently Treated, According to New Gold Standard Study by Cincinnati Childrens Researchers
2. Laboratory at UI plays major role in diagnosing cancer
3. Draxis Health selected by Johnson and Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. for major contract manufacturing relationship
4. DaVita Acquires Majority Stake in HomeChoice Partners, Inc.
5. Major Pharma Clinical Case Studies From Amgen, AstraZeneca, GSK, Intermune, Cephalon Inc, Sunesis Pharmaceuticals and Dartmouth Medical School During Fall Clinical Focused Programs
6. Major grant advances UWs clinical and translational research enterprise
7. Major differences revealed in how local authorities in the UK support disabled people
8. Watson Wyatt Identifies Major Benefit Trends During Open Enrollment Season
9. Worldwide Probiotic Drink, Yakult(R), Launches in Its First Major U.S. Market
10. Ericom Provides Significant Cost-Savings for Major New York City Healthcare Organization
11. Eckert Seamans Announces Major Expansion in Philadelphia, West Chester and Harrisburg
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Mini Strokes: Major Health Threats
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... Easter Seals Southern Georgia’s Heels & Wheels Duathlon & Triathlon ... time will be 7:30 AM. The duathlon is a 2 mile run, 13 mile bike ... Walker Lake, a 13 mile bike, and a 3 mile run. Heels & Wheels ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... ... and the growing number of individuals who remain undiagnosed, treatment options for patients ... shy away from traditional CPAP therapy due to its overall lack of comfort ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... On July 22nd the Bradenton Herald ... plausible solutions for controlling the heroin outbreak. Ultimately the committee expressed lack of funding, ... perpetuating the heroin crisis in North Florida. The task force has proposed to instate ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... ... OSF Healthcare System has been recognized as one of the nation’s ... & Health Networks. This marks the fourth consecutive year for this achievement by the ... Third Order of St. Francis . , Health data security and patient engagement are ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... , ... July 30, 2015 , ... In a meaningful ... at Serenity Palms Drug Addiction Treatment Center have created an addiction graveyard. Sharing this ... of its most beloved residents, Rocky Hudson . Hudson (1945-2015) fell in love ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Heels & Wheels for Megan's House Set for Saturday August 22, 2015 in Waycross, Georgia 2Health News:Oravan Sleep Apnea Device Gains Traction in Sleep Industry 2Health News:Manatee County’s Opioid Task Force Calls for More Funding and Face to Face Counseling After Overdose 2Health News:Manatee County’s Opioid Task Force Calls for More Funding and Face to Face Counseling After Overdose 3Health News:OSF HealthCare Named One of the Most Wired Systems 2Health News:OSF HealthCare Named One of the Most Wired Systems 3Health News:Serenity Palms Honors Rocky Hudson, an Advocate of AA and a Beloved Resident of Palm Springs 2Health News:Serenity Palms Honors Rocky Hudson, an Advocate of AA and a Beloved Resident of Palm Springs 3
... used the American Heart Association's online heart disease education ... patients, researchers reported at the American Heart Association's 8th ... Research in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke. ,Those ... Internet-based education program developed with Thomson Healthcare also ...
... have intensified monitoring of over 800 poultry farms in the ... farms there, an official said Saturday. ... farms May 22 and in two other farms the next ... reported, quoting Livestock Commissioner R.H Usmani. ,Several thousand ...
... exercise is too much for a person, say mental health ... say that people who exercise frequently because they enjoy it, ... reason in mind, but those participating in physical activities due ... a risk of developing an exercise disorder. ,"There ...
... Asia and Australia, viewing the Blue Moon will be possible after ... assert that when two full Moons occur within a calendar month, ... ,For example, if you live London, you will officially have ... blue. ,According to astronomers and cosmologists, May 31 will ...
... enjoying parental bliss to the fullest. ,In a ... his heart out about the delight and joys of parenthood. ... Get ready to change no end of dirty diapers. I love ... to me,' the Mirror quoted Pitt, as saying. ,Meanwhile ...
... at Cambridge University in the UK have discovered mutations ... a significant role in triggering breast cancer in women ... methods of targeting younger women at higher-than-average risk of ... mammography before they reach 50 - the age when ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Online Education Program Better Source of Information for Patients 2Health News:Online Education Program Better Source of Information for Patients 3Health News:Attitude Determines How Much Exercise is too Much 2Health News:Blue Moon at Midnight from June 1 2Health News:UK Scientists Identify Gene Mutations That Trigger Breast Cancer 2Health News:UK Scientists Identify Gene Mutations That Trigger Breast Cancer 3
(Date:7/31/2015)... July 31, 2015  Xencor, Inc. (NASDAQ: XNCR ... for the treatment of autoimmune diseases, asthma and allergic ... Yujiro S. Hata to its board of directors. ... and corporate development is a tremendous asset to our ... chief executive officer of Xencor. "Xencor faces a range ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... , July 30, 2015 Edwards Lifesciences Corporation ... of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring, today announced that ... of Directors. "Bob is an ardent champion for ... true privilege to have him on Edwards, board as we ... , Edwards, chairman and CEO.  "Bob has provided a valuable ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... Calif. , July 30, 2015 IRIDEX ... will release its second quarter 2015 financial results after ...   In conjunction with the release, the Company will ... 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, ... the quarter and other business developments. Interested ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Xencor Appoints Yujiro S. Hata to Board of Directors 2Xencor Appoints Yujiro S. Hata to Board of Directors 3IRIDEX Announces Second Quarter 2015 Conference Call and Release Date 2
... Intercell AG (VSE: ICLL) today announced that effective ... Management Board as Chief Business Officer with key responsibilities ... Marketing and Sales, Corporate and Business Development, and Alliance ... the other Management Board members in helping drive forward ...
... 30 Reportlinker.com announces that a new market ... Global Optoelectronics Industry ... the worldwide markets for Optoelectronics in Millions of ... & Systems, and Optical Components. Major segments analyzed ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Intercell AG Appoints Staph Leavenworth Bakali as Chief Business Officer 2Reportlinker Adds Global Optoelectronics Industry 2Reportlinker Adds Global Optoelectronics Industry 3Reportlinker Adds Global Optoelectronics Industry 4Reportlinker Adds Global Optoelectronics Industry 5Reportlinker Adds Global Optoelectronics Industry 6Reportlinker Adds Global Optoelectronics Industry 7Reportlinker Adds Global Optoelectronics Industry 8Reportlinker Adds Global Optoelectronics Industry 9Reportlinker Adds Global Optoelectronics Industry 10Reportlinker Adds Global Optoelectronics Industry 11Reportlinker Adds Global Optoelectronics Industry 12Reportlinker Adds Global Optoelectronics Industry 13Reportlinker Adds Global Optoelectronics Industry 14Reportlinker Adds Global Optoelectronics Industry 15Reportlinker Adds Global Optoelectronics Industry 16Reportlinker Adds Global Optoelectronics Industry 17Reportlinker Adds Global Optoelectronics Industry 18Reportlinker Adds Global Optoelectronics Industry 19Reportlinker Adds Global Optoelectronics Industry 20Reportlinker Adds Global Optoelectronics Industry 21Reportlinker Adds Global Optoelectronics Industry 22Reportlinker Adds Global Optoelectronics Industry 23Reportlinker Adds Global Optoelectronics Industry 24Reportlinker Adds Global Optoelectronics Industry 25
... DiscoverySE Centrifuges. Workhorse. All in one. ... the new Sorvall Discovery 100SE Ultracentrifuge ... features come with top-of-the-line performance, powerful ... all built into the smallest, quietest, ...
... DiscoveryTMM150 SE Micro-ultra centrifuge continues to raise ... processing, now with 1,048,000 x g performance ... DiscoveryTMM150SE processes sample sizes from 0.2 ... floor footprint, brushless direct drive, very quiet ...
... the highest g-force ever. But optimal productivity ... Optima MAX combines maximum force, capacity, and ... that's worlds apart from any other system. ... enhanced efficiency, Optima takes productivity to the ...
... Efficiency, versatility, and environmental safety ... Optima LE-80 K Ultracentrifuge from ... innovative Optima centrifugation technology, the ... cost effectively provide advanced capability ...
Medicine Products: