transient ischemic attack

noun

Definition of transient ischemic attack

: a brief episode of cerebral ischemia that is usually characterized by temporary blurring of vision, slurring of speech, numbness, paralysis, or syncope and is often predictive of a serious stroke abbreviation TIA

called also ministroke

Examples of transient ischemic attack in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sometimes, blood is blocked for only a short time -- usually five minutes at most -- and that is called a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or a mini-stroke. Madeline Holcombe, CNN, 17 May 2022 Hailey Bieber’s very public hospitalization led doctors to determine a transient ischemic attack (TIA) - also known as a mini-stroke. Ebony Williams, ajc, 2 May 2022 Doctors believe the transient ischemic attack was the result of Bieber recently having covid, traveling back and forth to Paris, and having begun birth-control pills despite previously suffering from migraines. Compiled Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 1 May 2022 In actuality, Bieber had suffered a transient ischemic attack (TIA)—sometimes called a mini-stroke, according to the Mayo Clinic—due to a small blood clot in her brain. Serena Coady, SELF, 28 Apr. 2022 The researchers defined the following conditions as new cardiovascular diseases in volunteers: heart attack, heart failure, chronic ischemic heart disease, stroke, and transient ischemic attack. Chris Smith, BGR, 9 Nov. 2021 He was diagnosed with having suffered a transient ischemic attack, which is characterized by a brief blockage of blood to the brain that lasts only a few minutes and causes no permanent damage, his spokesman said at the time. Jason Meisner, chicagotribune.com, 8 Nov. 2021 The symptoms that would make a doctor want to check for blockages in the artery are stroke and transient ischemic attack. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 2 Sep. 2021 According to the Mayo Clinic, the underlying cause of a transient ischemic attack is often buildup of plaques in an artery or one of its branches decreasing blood flow to the brain. Jason Meisner, chicagotribune.com, 12 May 2021 See More

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1958, in the meaning defined above

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transient ischemic attack

noun

Medical Definition of transient ischemic attack

: a brief episode of cerebral ischemia that is usually characterized by temporary blurring of vision, slurring of speech, numbness, paralysis, or syncope and that is often predictive of a serious stroke abbreviation TIA

called also little stroke, ministroke

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