Microstroke : Implications

Microstroke : Implications
microstroke The consequences are serious: microstroke increases the risk of a full stroke.New research shows that it also leads to myocardial infarction.

mini-strokes - a kind of transient ischemic attack.It occurs when a temporary weakening of the blood flow to a particular area of ​​the brain tissue.

Thus there is a violation of the sensitivity or numbness of the face, hands or feet;there is confusion, double vision or temporary loss of vision, dizziness, gait disturbance and speech.These symptoms usually appear suddenly and disappear on their own within 1-2 hours, without leaving permanent neurological disorders.

Consequences microstroke

In the new study, which was conducted researcher at the Department of Neurology Mayo Clinic (Rochester, UK), studied the relationship between mini-strokes and heart attacks.It was found that the risk of myocardial infarction with the mini-strokes is 1%, which is twice more than any risks for the population as a whole.

Increased risk of such effects microstroke

as myocardial infarction, preserved over the years and was most pronounced for persons under 60 years of age.On average, between the mini-strokes and myocardial infarction it takes about 5 years.

All patients with minor strokes must be as carefully as possible to inspect for diseases of the heart and blood vessels that help prevent a heart attack.

risk group

Nearly 2/3 of patients with minor strokes in the study, and also had high blood pressure and more than 50% of the subjects smoked.And this is the most important factors that trigger heart attack.

According to the results, the risk group also included patients who were taking statins - drugs to reduce blood cholesterol levels.

When microstroke body hangs a kind of "red flag" indicating the possibility of subsequent full stroke and myocardial infarction.Patients should visit a therapist, neurologist or cardiologist for a full examination and determine the cause of the sudden change in health.

Many people mistakenly perceive microstroke serious because their condition is normalized quickly and leaves no unpleasant consequences.However, it is not so: long-term consequences microstroke can be a heart attack.

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