Mini Stroke

How To Prevent Stroke

…Americans suffer from a stroke, making it the third leading cause of death in the U.S. About 15 percent of the time, strokes are preceded by an early warning signal called a transient ischemic attack, or “mini-stroke.” After a mini-stroke, the chances of a full-blown stroke occurring within 90 days…

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Vascular Dementia Can Happen to Anyone

…waxing and waning circulation to the brain, small vessel disease, TIAS’s (transient ischemic attacks), and mini-strokes. The most common type is multi-infarct dementia; the result of several strokes. As a cardiologist, I’ve seen many cases of VaD because it’s more common in those with cardiac conditions…

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When Mitral Valve Prolapse Symptoms Are Severe

The good news about mitral valve prolapse (MVP) is that in most cases it’s benign and there’s no cause for worry. Yet, for a small percentage of those with mitral valve prolapse complications can be quite serious—including transient ischemic attacks (TIA) from blood clots, and even sudden…

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