Many people who have "mini-strokes" struggle with serious, lingering disabilities, even though the condition typically is considered too mild to treat, Canadian researchers report.
"About 80% of the patients we see are in that mild stroke category; only a small proportion have big strokes," said lead researcher Dr Shelagh Coutts, assistant professor of neurology at the University of Calgary. "This is the largest proportion of patients we see."
F: Face weakness
A: Arm weakness
S: Speech problems
T: Time to call 911