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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.

 

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Article Information

Title: Mini-stroke leads to major stroke
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 4748
Date Added: 12th Nov 2007

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