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

Siller also recommends discussing your risk factors with your physician. The most common risk factor for stroke is a past history of a stroke or a TIA. People with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and those with heart disease also have an increased risk of stroke, making it even more important for them to act quickly if they have any TIA symptoms.

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The American Heart Association has more on transient ischemic attacks.



SOURCES: Keith Siller, M.D., medical director, Comprehensive Stroke Care Center, New York University Medical Center, and assistant professor, New York University School of Medicine, New York City; Christian Schumacher, M.D., neurologist, Stern Stroke Center, Montefiore Medical Center, New York City; March 30, 2006, Stroke


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