Transient Ischemic Stroke

"A transient ischemic attack is a type of stroke that lasts only for a few minutes. This stroke typically occurs when a blood clot gets lodged in an artery supplying blood to the brain. This type of stroke is marked by numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body, confusion or trouble speaking, difficulty seeing in one or both eyes, difficulty walking, dizziness, and loss of balance or coordination. All these are temporary symptoms that usually disappear within an hour. Treatment options include medications such as anti-platelets and anti-coagulants, surgery, or angioplasty.



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