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dougkat posted:
I am having trouble finding an actual definition of what a completed stroke is. I have information saying it is when an episode reaches its maximum extent, which can be immediate or over a few hours, and is often complete before medical attention. This is where no further ischemia or loss of functional activity is seen.
But if this is immediate or over a few hours, is this not a TIA?
atti_editor responded:
Hi dougkat,

I did some research and this is what I found:

From this WebMD article : "A TIA happens when blood flow to part of the brain is blocked or reduced, often by a blood clot. After a short time, blood flows again and the symptoms go away. With a stroke, the blood flow stays blocked, and the brain has permanent damage."

Here is a paper from the AJMC in case you want to read further on the subject.

Hope this answers some of your questions.

weeziie replied to atti_editor's response:
Thank you for the link AJMC, had the best information.

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