TIA or mini stroke results from a small blood clot causing symptoms of stroke but lasts only 24 hours. The importance of this, is that if you don't do some thing about it, you are more likely to have CVA or stroke in the future. CVA is a stoke ( part of the brain has been damaged irreversibly).
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History: Multiple CVA s and TIA s over three year period Broken (L) TIb Fib November 2010, Operated on - Plated and pinned. Sufferend another TIA during proceedure. Have been on a clinical trial for Interactive Metronome in England - but it is not fully available at the moment. Is there a way we can get access to treatment privately?
Had a stroke 8 wks ago. only a TIA...but now after a stress test doctor wants to do a shunt. Heart has good blood flow but not as good as would like...what is the difference between a shunt and a stent ...as I have read a shunt transfers blood to different parts of the heart while a stent opens a blocked artery ...is that correct...thanks