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TIAs and mini-stroke risks

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one person has a stroke every 40 seconds in the United States. This statistic demonstrates that strokes are not only common but also very hazardous. There are many different factors that may lead to a stroke, but the most typical one is a restriction in the blood supply to a portion of the brain. This kind of stroke is known as an ischemic stroke.

Ischemic attacks are similar to transient ischemic attacks, often known as mini-strokes. However, transient ischemic attacks only persist for a few minutes until the blood supply to the affected area is restored. “In order to best treat a TIA and prevent a future stroke, doctors will want to determine the exact cause of the TIA,” said Dr. Karishma Patwa, a cardiologist with Manhattan Cardiology. ” Read the article.