Fleeting Symptoms May Be Those of Stroke. Don’t Ignore Them.

Just because they pass quickly doesn’t mean they are harmless. A brain scan may reveal you’ve had a stroke.

For years, we thought that stroke symptoms lasting only a short time—say, 10 to 30 minutes—were merely a warning sign that a full-blown stroke might soon follow. While this is true, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has revealed this is only part of the story. “Patients who come to the emergency department with symptoms of stroke and are […]
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