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 Lacunar strokes

Lacunar strokes, also known as small-vessel disease or smallvessel occlusion, account for approximately 20–30% of strokes.

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Risk factors and clinical presentation of craniocervical arterial dissection

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 Cervical Arterial Dissection

  Arterial dissection is probably an under-recognized stroke mechanism.

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PFO Stroke Animation

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 Patent foramen ovale

 The role of PFO in pathophysiology and prevention of stroke remains controversial.

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 How to Recognize, Prevent and Treat a TIA or Mini-Stroke 

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Transient ischemic attack (TIA)

Transient neurological symptoms often present a difficult diagnostic dilemma. It is often difficult to tell if the transient symptoms were due to ischemia or due to something else. Usually, by the time the physician sees the patient, the neurological exam has returned to normal.

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 Understanding Stroke

 

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Transient ischemic attack (TIA)

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 Clinical approach to a patient with suspected TIA

Evaluation of TIA is the same as for ischemic stroke, since the pathophysiology of TIA and ischemic stroke are the same. TIA should be thought of as a briefer, smaller ischemic stroke, but with the same implications for recurrence.

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