Mini-Stroke Doubles Risk of Heart Attack

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Patients who have had temporary stroke symptoms known as a transient ischemic attack (TIA) have twice the risk of heart attack as the general population, a new study has found. TIA patients who had a subsequent heart attack were three times more likely to die during the 20-year study than those who did not have a heart attack. These findings signify the importance of screening TIA patients for signs of heart disease, researchers say.

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