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Transient Ischemic Attack

The transient ischemic attack or stroke is a temporary clot that forms in the blood vessels and dissolves quickly after that, causing no permanent brain injury. It’s also called a “warning stroke” that should be taken seriously in order to avoid a bigger one. Treatments through medication that may be recommended are, as follows.

Transient Ischemic Attack Treatments

  • Anticoagulants are given to the individual in order to stop the body’s natural mechanism of blood clotting so that strokes can be avoided. An example of such an anticoagulant is warfarin.
  • Anti-Hypertensives may also be provided to lower high blood pressure through decreasing the pressure of the blood or by widening the blood vessels for easier passage and normal speed.

Surgical Treatment

The focus on surgical treatment is to create a pathway for blood flow that has been interrupted, often due to Atherosclerosis. 

For Cardiovascular Diseases, Angioplasty or Stent Placement may be performed.

For the Carotid Artery, Cardio Endarterectomy may be performed to remove the plaques or fat accumulation and improve blood flow to the brain following a stroke.  Surgical techniques have improved for this procedure in recent years which may reduce risks, such as, a stroke  during or after surgery. The level of expertise uses the technique may vary among surgeons.

To lean more about treatment options, visit:  Atherosclerosis Treatment

Fortunately, a good percentage of  strokes may be preventable by healthier lifestyles, physical activity, a low cholesterol diet and a stress free family life. Still, Stroke is a leading cause of disability and death.

It is important to recognize that medications and medical procedures are associated with benefits and risks that should be discussed with your physician. It is important to recognize that all information contained on this website cannot be considered to be specific medical diagnosis, medical treatment, or medical advice. As always, you should consult with a physician regarding any medical condition.