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- Website: UpToDate - patient information
- Resource type: Article
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This resource describes the symptoms and risk factors of transient ischemic attack (TIA) caused by lack of blood in an area of the brain. TIA increases your risk for stroke and can be treated with medication to stop blood clotting, or surgery. Lifestyle changes can reduce your risk.
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TIA, stroke, neurologic, numbness, aspirin, clopidogrel, warfarin, antiplatelet therapy, anticoagulant, obesity, diabetes, blood pressure
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Rated on: 6/14/2016 9:52:03 AM
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