Stroke and Mini Stroke

Rosemarie Schwitzer, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner with West Kendall Baptist Hospital, explains a mini stroke or transient ischemic attack is when a cholesterol plaque or a blood clot is causing symptoms. She says the symptoms last less than 24 hours, and when you have an MRI performed, it does not show anything. It is a precursor, it tells the patient they have to be careful and do something now.

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