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  1. Thrombolysis

    WebMD discusses thrombolysis for blood clots including types of treatment and their effects.

  2. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - Treatment Overview

    Information on the treatment of transient ischemic attack (TIA).

  3. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - Surgery

    information on carotid endarterectomy and carotid artery stenting, surgical procedures to reduce the risk of stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA).

  4. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - What Increases Your Risk

    The risk factors for a transient ischemic attack (TIA) are the same as those for a stroke.

  5. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - Health Tools

    An interactive tool about deciding whether to have carotid endarterectomy for stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA).

  6. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - Topic Overview

    What is a transient ischemic attack (TIA)? Some people call a transient ischemic attack (TIA) a mini - stroke, because the symptoms are like those of a stroke but do not last long.

  7. Stroke Guide - Surgery

    When surgery is being considered after a stroke, your age, prior overall health, and current condition are major factors in the decision.

  8. Stroke Guide - Cause

    An ischemic stroke is caused by a blood clot that blocks blood flow to the brain.

  9. Stroke - Topic Overview

    What is a stroke? A stroke occurs when a blood vessel (artery) that supplies blood to the brain bursts or is blocked by a blood clot. Within minutes, the nerve cells in that area of the brain are damaged, and they may die within a few hours.

  10. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - Prevention

    You can help prevent a transient ischemic attack (TIA) by controlling your risk factors for stroke.

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