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    1. 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.

    2. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - Health Tools

      Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems.

    3. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - When To Call a Doctor

      Call 911 or other emergency services immediately if you have possible signs of a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA).

    4. Stroke - Concerns of the Caregiver

      Taking care of a loved one who has had a stroke can be difficult for many reasons. You may be afraid that your loved one will have another stroke or will not be able to accept or overcome disabilities. You may worry that you are not prepared to care for someone who has just had a stroke, or you may have your own health concerns that make it difficult for you to care for another person. You may ...

    5. 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.

    6. 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.

    7. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - Prevention

      For some people, stroke prevention may begin after a transient ischemic attack (TIA) - a warning sign that a stroke may soon occur. Prompt medical attention may help prevent a stroke.

    8. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - Topic Overview

      A stroke often affects movement and use of one side of the body, so getting dressed is often difficult for people after a stroke.Getting dressed may be easier if you use stocking/sock aids, rings or strings attached to zipper pulls, and buttonhooks. Talk with a nurse or physical therapist about assistive devices that may help you get dressed. Clothing may be easier to put on if it has features such as:Velcro closures.Elastic waistbands and shoelaces.Snaps and grippers.To make getting dressed easier:Lay out your clothes in the order that you will put them on, with those you will put on first on top of the pile.Sit down while you dress.Put your affected arm or leg into the piece of clothing first, before the unaffected arm or leg.Removing clothing that has to go over your head may be difficult. To undress after a stroke has affected an arm or leg, remove the stronger arm or leg from the clothing first, then slip out your affected arm or leg.

    9. Stroke Guide - What Increases Your Risk

      Read about diseases or conditions that may make stroke more likely.

    10. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - Topic Overview

      Smoking injures blood vessel walls and speeds up hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis). As a result, the heart works harder, and blood pressure may increase. Cigarette smoking increases your risk for transient ischemic attack (TIA) and stroke.Heavy smokers are at greater risk for TIA and stroke. Daily cigarette smoking can increase the risk of stroke by 2½ times.1The risk of stroke and TIA decreases for those who quit smoking. If you smoked less than one pack a day and you quit, within 5 years your risk will be the same as though you had never smoked.1

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