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What Is Mild Stroke?

Published:April 28, 2017DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2017.03.004
      Persons who experience mild stroke typically have a short hospital stay and will show symptoms of stroke that last longer than a day. Most likely the symptoms will go away after a short period. If the symptoms of stroke last <24 hours, this is usually called a transient ischemic attack. If brain lesions are detected by a brain scan (diagnostic magnetic resonance imaging or computed tomography) at the hospital,
      • Jauch E.C.
      • Saver J.L.
      • Adams Jr., H.P.
      • et al.
      Guidelines for the early management of patients with acute ischemic stroke: a guideline for healthcare professionals from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
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      • Jagoda A.
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      a diagnosis of mild stroke will be made even if the symptoms of stroke last <24 hours.
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