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What is a Mini Stroke??

My grandfather had a Mini Stroke. He is doing fine now. But I was just curious what a Mini Stroke is and What Happens when someone has one His Live In Nurse Was There When He Had It. Thank Goodness
Thu, 17 Dec 2009
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A mini stroke or TIA transient ischemic attacks much less severe in nature than a large stroke .There would be permanent damage to the brain with noticeable weakness on one side of the body or paralysis.The small stroke that involves the brain,but the temporary loss of circulation doesn't last long enough to cause any permanent brain damage.With a large or significant stroke the brain tissue dies and recovery can be difficult or impossible.Doctors know that these "mini-strokes" are a warning that a significant stroke ( CVA) cerebral vascular accident is very likely to occur in the future.The treatment would include Carotid Doppler studies to check for plaque build up,medications and follow up exams Take care. SW RNP
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