Evaluation and Management of Transient Ischemic Attack and Minor Cerebral Infarction
- CBF changes associated with focal ischemic preconditioning in the spontaneously hypertensive rat. Zhao, Liang; Nowak, Jr., Thaddeus S. // Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism;Sep2006, Vol. 26 Issue 9, p1128
Experimental stroke models exhibit robust protection after prior preconditioning (PC) insults. This study comprehensively examined cerebral blood flow (CBF) responses to permanent middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusion in spontaneously hypertensive rats preconditioned by noninjurious transient...
- Plasma homocysteine is a risk factor for recurrent vascular events in young patients with an ischaemic stroke or TIA. Bos, Michiel; Goor, Mary-Lou; Koudstaal, Peter; Dippel, Diederik // Journal of Neurology;Mar2005, Vol. 252 Issue 3, p332
Objectives: Young patients with an ischaemic stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA) often have no vascular risk factors. Hyperhomocysteinaemia is an established risk factor for stroke in elderly patients but it is uncertain whether it is also important for the prognosis of young ischaemic...
- Transient ischaemic attack. // Nursing Standard;12/13/2006, Vol. 21 Issue 14-16, p58
A quiz concerning the transient ischaemic attack is presented.
- Gabapentin reduces infarct volume but does not suppress peri-infarct depolarizations. Hoffmann, Ulrike; Lee, Jeong Hyun; Qin, Tao; Eikermann-Haerter, Katharina; Ayata, Cenk // Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism;Jul2011, Vol. 31 Issue 7, p1578
Spreading depression (SD) is an intense depolarization wave implicated in brain injury. In focal ischemia, recurrent peri-infarct depolarization (PID) waves akin to SD worsen the ischemic injury by exacerbating the blood flow-metabolism mismatch. We recently showed that gabapentin suppresses SD....
- DEVELOPING A NEW CARE PATHWAY FOR TRANSIENT ISCHEMIC ATTACK AT A COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTER. Holland, Neil R.; Chan, Michael E.; Armor, Martin M.; Nachimuthu, Nagakrishnal; Boyu, O. Steven; Puma, Alex; Sheta, Mohammed A.; Armour, Florence; Hwang, Michael Y.; Hwang, Shirley S. // Physician Leadership Journal;Nov/Dec2016, Vol. 3 Issue 6, p40
In this article... Review the steps needed to research, develop and put into action a new outpatient urgent care pathway for selected transient ischemic attack patients.
- Cardiac rehabilitation programs benefit patients after mini or mild stroke. // Biomedical Market Newsletter;9/30/2011, Vol. 21, p785
The article reports on the benefits of patients who have had transient ischemic attack (TIA) or mild, nondisabling stroke to participate in a traditional cardiac rehabilitation program.
- Restenosis After Carotid Endarterectomy. Terrence, C. F.; Rao, G. R. // Vascular Surgery;Nov/Dec1982, Vol. 16 Issue 6, p388
The recurrence of transient ischemic attacks (TIA's) after carotid endarterectomy is an unusual occurrence. We recently studied a patient who had restenosis and recurrence of TIA's months to years after three different carotid endarterectomies, all done on the same carotid bifurcation. This...
- Seek Treatment for depressive disorder Following TIA or Stroke. // Mind, Mood & Memory;Aug2012, Vol. 8 Issue 8, p3
The article reports that debilitating depression often follows transient ischemic attack (TIA) or mini-stroke. It cites a study which found that the risk of depression following stroke or TIA is high. Families of stroke and TIA patients are advised to educate themselves about depression and its...
- Transient Ischemic Attack: Part II. Risk Factor Modification and Treatment. Simmons, B. Brent; Gadegbeku, Annette B.; Cirignano, Barbara // American Family Physician;9/15/2012, Vol. 86 Issue 6, p527
Interventions following a transient ischemic attack are aimed at preventing a future episode or stroke. Hypertension, current smoking, obesity, physical inactivity, diabetes mellitus, and dyslipidemia are all well-known risk factors, and controlling these factors can have dramatic effects on...