Many people ignore the signs of mini-strokes and don't realize that the transient ischemic attacks often are strong warning signs of disabling strokes ahead, according to a new study. The study of 241 British patients found that less than half sought any prompt medical care following a mini-stroke, yet experts in the U.S. report that among the 500,000 Americans who have first-time strokes each year, at least one out of five had a mini-stroke beforehand.

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