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Cause of Mini-Strokes - Early Warning Signs of a Stroke
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- Cause of Mini-Strokes
The cause of mini-strokes may involve an embolism or thrombosis blocking an artery with a blood clot. This eMedTV page explains how a blockage or narrowing of a blood vessel can cause a mini-stroke.
- Causes of Transient Ischemic Attacks
In many cases, transient ischemic attacks are caused by an embolism or thrombosis. This eMedTV resource talks about these causes in detail and explains how the narrowing of a blood vessel in the brain may also cause this type of attack.
- Diagnosing Stroke
Doctors may use blood tests, CT scans, and MRIs in diagnosing stroke. This eMedTV segment covers the steps involved in making a stroke diagnosis, from the first questions asked at the hospital to tests to determine what caused the stroke.
- Does Glycine Work?
This portion of the eMedTV archives addresses the question, "Does glycine work?" Early research suggests that glycine may help with schizophrenia, strokes, and leg ulcers. However, more research is necessary to support these claims.
- Drug Interactions With Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Warfarin, orlistat, NSAIDs, and aspirin may cause drug interactions with omega-3 fatty acids. This eMedTV segment describes the possible effects of these drug interactions and lists other medicines that may cause a potentially dangerous interaction.
- Drug Interactions With Prasugrel
Celecoxib, naproxen, and ketoprofen are just a few of the drugs that can interact with prasugrel. This eMedTV Web page talks about these and other interactions in more detail, explaining the potential problems that can occur as a result.
- Early Warning Signs of a Stroke
Sudden confusion, dizziness, and numbness in the limbs or face may be indications of a stroke. This eMedTV Web page discusses these and other early warning signs of stroke and explains what to do if you or someone else exhibits such symptoms.