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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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