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Transient ischemic attack: Quiz


Question 1: There are several ________ tests that are done to evaluate patients who have had a TIA.
RadiologyMedicineSurgeryNuclear medicine

Question 2: This includes a CT scan or an MRI of the brain, ________ of the neck, an echocardiogram of the heart.
UltrasoundLiverAcousticsMedical ultrasonography

Question 3: The most frequent symptoms include temporary loss of vision (typically ________); difficulty speaking (aphasia); weakness on one side of the body (hemiparesis); and numbness or tingling (paresthesia), usually on one side of the body.
Internuclear ophthalmoplegiaOptic neuritisAmaurosis fugaxOne and a half syndrome

Question 4: If symptoms persist longer, then it is categorized as a ________.
StrokeSubarachnoid hemorrhageCerebral aneurysmCerebral venous sinus thrombosis

Question 5: Patients diagnosed with a TIA are sometimes said to have had a warning for an approaching ________.
Subarachnoid hemorrhageCerebral venous sinus thrombosisStrokeCerebral aneurysm

Question 6: If TIA is recurrent after aspirin treatment, the combination of ________ and dipyridamole is needed (Aggrenox).
DiclofenacIbuprofenNon-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugAspirin

Question 7: Limiting ________ in the diet which reduces blood pressure.

Question 8: The initial treatment is ________, second line is clopidogrel, third line is ticlopidine.
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugIbuprofenDiclofenacAspirin

Question 9: Cutting down on fats and ________ to help reduce plaque build up.
Trans fatAtherosclerosisLow-density lipoproteinCholesterol

Question 10: Most patients who are diagnosed at a hospital's ________ as having suffered from a TIA will be discharged home and advised to contact their primary physician to organize further investigations.
Emergency medicineEpinephrineEmergency medical servicesEmergency department


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