transient ischemic attack

January 2005
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p2222
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A definition of the term "transient ischemic attack" is presented. It refers to a neurologic deficit that produces stroke symptoms within 24 hours. It also refers to the patients who have suffered a transient ischemic attack and face an increased risk of peripheral, coronary artery atherosclerosis and an increased risk of subsequent heart attack and stroke.


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