Acute interventional treatment for stroke (thrombectomy)


What is happening? The doctors and nurses looking after you think that your symptoms may be caused by a blood clot blocking blood supply to the brain. If left untreated this may result in a disabling stroke. A stroke can potentially cause limb weakness, speech difficulty, visual changes and other complications. Quick treatment is needed to restore the blood supply …

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TIA patient handbook


What is a TIA? TIA stands for ‘Transient Ischaemic Attack’. A TIA is the sudden onset of stroke-like symptoms that resolves within 24 hours (but most commonly within thirty minutes). It usually occurs due to a temporary blockage in the blood supply to the brain. If your symptoms have lasted longer than 24 hours it is likely you have had …

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