Functional, cognitive and emotional outcomes after Transient Ischemic Attack: A prospective, controlled cohort study to inform future rehabilitative interventions (FACE TIA)
A transient ischaemic attack (TIA) is the same as a stroke but the symptoms last a short amount of time. This guide explains how to spot the signs of a TIA, and how a TIA is diagnosed and treated.
People who have survived a previous stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA) are at particularly high risk of subsequent, ‘recurrent’ stroke with 30% having another stroke in the following five years. High blood pressure is the most important reversible risk factor for having a recurrent stroke.
Our round-table meetings aim to share knowledge arising from our funded research and create debate about the implications for health and social care policy and practice.
On 20 May 2014, we held our Research Round-table meeting on TIA (transient ischaemic attack or 'mini-stroke'.
This research is focused on assessing the relationship between the variability of the blood flow through the blood vessels supplying the brain, and the risk of stroke in patients who have already had a stroke or “mini-stroke” (TIA) in the past.
Most stroke and transient ischaemic attack (TIA) survivors are asked to take medicines, which some can find difficult. However, taking the medicines prescribed after a stroke, or TIA, and following lifestyle advice can reduce the chance of another stroke by 80%.
Universty of Oxford News Release:Immediate aspirin after mini-stroke substantially reduces risk of major stroke
This study is investigating whether colchicine, a medication used to treat gout, could help to stop people who have previously had a stroke or TIA from having further strokes.
This fellowship aims to develop, tailor and target the delivery of a 6-week group intervention that offers educational, psychological and social support for people following TIA and minor stroke.