Log In
Friday 28th October 2016

Mini-stroke leads to major stroke

12th November 2007

New research has revealed that people who suffer a mini-stroke face a significant risk of a major stroke over the following week.

The research by the Oxford University Stroke Prevention Unit and published by Lancet Neurology found one in 20 patients who have a transient ischaemic attack (TIA) will go on to have a stroke within a week.

The Stroke Association said TIA is one of the only warning signs that a major stroke may be on its way and it was vital that anyone with a TIA was referred urgently to specialist services.


Share this page


There are no comments for this article, be the first to comment!

Post your comment

Only registered users can comment. Fill in your e-mail address for quick registration.

Your email address:

Your comment will be checked by a Healthcare Today moderator before it is published on the site.

Mayden - Innovative cloud-based web development for the healthcare sector
© Mayden Foundation 2016