Transient Ischemic Attack (Mini-Stroke) Topic Guide

Transient Ischemic Attack (Mini-Stroke) Transient Ischemic Attack (Mini-Stroke): A transient ischemic attack (TIA), or mini-stroke, is often a warning sign of a future stroke - you should call paramedics right away (dial 911 in the U.S.). Blood clots, occluded arteries and leaking blood vessels caused by high blood pressure may cause TIAs. Symptoms:
  • include neurologic deficits,
  • speech problems,
  • vision problems, and
  • confusion.

Transient Ischemic Attack (Mini-Stroke) Topic Guide - Visuals

Transient Ischemic Attack (Mini-Stroke) Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

colesevelam Colesevelam

Colesevelam is a cholesterol-lowering drug...learn more »

aspirin and dipyridamole Aspirin And Dipyridamole

Aspirin is in a group of drugs called salicylates (sa-LIS-il-ates). It works by reducing substances in the body that cause pain, fever, and inflammation...learn more »

telmisartan Telmisartan

Telmisartan is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist. Telmisartan keeps blood vessels from narrowing, which lowers blood pressure and improves blood flow......learn more »

clopidogrel Clopidogrel

Clopidogrel prevents platelets in your blood from sticking together to form an unwanted blood clot that could block an artery...learn more »

atorvastatin Atorvastatin

Atorvastatin is in a group of drugs called HMG CoA reductase inhibitors, or "statins." Atorvastatin reduces levels of "bad" cholesterol (low-density lipoprot...learn more »

simvastatin Simvastatin

Simvastatin is in a group of drugs called HMG CoA reductase inhibitors, or "statins." Simvastatin reduces levels of "bad" cholesterol (low-density lipoprotei...learn more »

ramipril Ramipril

Ramipril is an ACE inhibitor. ACE stands for angiotensin converting enzyme...learn more »

pravastatin Pravastatin

Pravastatin is in a group of drugs called HMG CoA reductase inhibitors, or "statins." Pravastatin reduces levels of "bad" cholesterol (low-density lipoprotei...learn more »

dipyridamole Dipyridamole

Dipyridamole helps to prevent platelets in your blood from sticking together and forming a blood clot on or around an artificial heart valve...learn more »

aspirin (oral) Aspirin (oral)

Aspirin is a salicylate (sa-LIS-il-ate). It works by reducing substances in the body that cause pain, fever, and inflammation...learn more »

warfarin Warfarin

Warfarin is an anticoagulant (blood thinner). Warfarin reduces the formation of blood clots...learn more »

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