ministroke

noun
mini·​stroke | \ ˈmi-nē-ˌstrōk How to pronounce ministroke (audio) \
variants: or mini-stroke

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But strokes and ministrokes (also called transient ischemic attacks) can occur in people as young as 45 and are rising in people between the ages of 50 and 65, according to the Texas Medical Center. Julie Garcia, Houston Chronicle, "Younger stroke deaths like Luke Perry, John Singleton becoming more common," 22 July 2019 After suffering a ministroke, Siete decided to retire from his courthouse job in 2005, his wife said. Bob Goldsborough, chicagotribune.com, "Cipriano Siete, Elgin's first Hispanic police officer, dies at 86," 17 May 2017

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ministroke

noun
mini·​stroke | \ -ˌstrōk\
variants: or mini-stroke

Medical Definition of ministroke

: transient ischemic attack Old people are particularly vulnerable because their arteries are often partly-blocked and they may already have had a number of ministrokes.— Philip E. Ross, Forbes, 21 Oct. 1996 A person with clinical disease has already suffered a heart attack or stroke or has such outward signs of disease as angina pectoris (chest pains that indicate the heart cannot get enough oxygen-rich blood) or transient ischemic attacks (mini-strokes resulting from momentary interruptions of blood flow to the brain).The New York Times, 13 June 1995

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