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Transient Ischemic Attack

Effects of 'Mini Stroke' Can Shorten Life Expectancy

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November 10, 2011

 

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Study Highlights:Having a transient ischemic attack (TIA), or “mini stroke,” could lower your life expectancy.Survival rates after TIA were 20 percent lower than expected nine years later, compared to the general population.The long-term effects of TIA were most serious for patients older than 65 and for patients with previous history of stroke and heart problems.

DALLAS, Nov. 10, 2011 — Having a transient...

November 10, 2011

 

Embargo - 3pm CT/4pm ET

Study Highlights:Having a transient ischemic attack (TIA), or “mini stroke,” could lower your life expectancy.Survival rates after...

'Mini-Strokes' Linked to Earlier Deaths

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The risk is highest among older people and those with a history of heart problems

THURSDAY, Nov. 10 (HealthDay News) -- People who have a "mini-stroke" are 20 percent more likely to be dead within nine years than people in the general population, a new study finds.

The risks were most serious for patients older than 65 and for patients with a previous history of stroke and heart problems.

A mini-stroke, or transient ischemic attack (TIA), is a brief interruption of blood flow to part of...

Cardiac Rehab May Cut Risk Factors After Mini-Stroke

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Program has potential for those who have suffered mild brain attack, but experts urge more study

THURSDAY, Sept. 22 (HealthDay News) -- A cardiac rehabilitation program appeared to reduce some of the risk factors for a second stroke among patients who have suffered mild strokes or the mini-strokes known as transient ischemic attacks (TIA), researchers have found.

"Overall, following the cardiac rehab intervention, the TIA and mild stroke patients improved significantly in their risk...