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Study looks for faster, cheaper way to diagnose mini-strokes

CALGARY – Calgary researchers are trying to find a blood test capable of detecting when patients are experiencing a form of mini-stroke called a transient ischemic attack (TIA).   290 more words


Baptist Hospital of Miami- My second home...

There is nothing like a five day stay at the hospital to make you re-evaluate everything you thought you were over and done with. Well, I learned that my body is still sort of battling- not cancer, but it’s still fighting to recover and be what it once was. 504 more words

Breast Cancer

Stroke @ 40

On the 8th of October, 2014, I suffered a mini stroke. One that they call a TIA, Transient Ischemic Attack. After a late day at work, I was home playing with my 6-month old daughter. 730 more words

Cholesterol Control

Brain Attack

Yesterday, I read a distressing Facebook post from a woman who was sitting in a hospital after her father had had a stroke. He was in his workshop, stumbling around and slurring his words, and she still had to yank the plug of his saw out of the wall before he would stop working. 394 more words

A Mini-"Stroke" Is not an Actual Stroke, but that doesn't mean you can blow it off.

When I tell people I’ve had a stroke, they ask if it was a TIA, or a transient ischemic attack, more commonly known as a mini stroke. 127 more words

Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)

The last 2 days include a very interesting sequence of events. Interesting to say the least. The reason I share the following is because I cannot get to each one of you individually. 1,201 more words

Personal Thoughts

Scoring and risk stratification (part 3)

What is the risk of stroke after a TIA? You can use the ABCD2 score to determine whether a patient is likely to suffer froma  subsequent stroke in the 7 days following the TIA. 143 more words