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Transient Ischemic Attack

A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a stroke that comes and goes quickly. The symptoms are the same as a stroke, but do not last as long.

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Stroke Center

Learn more about our Comprehensive Stroke Center at Tufts Medical Center in Boston which offers top care and treatment for stroke patients.
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Adel M. Malek, MD, PhD

Adel M. Malek, MD, PhD

Title(s): Chief, Division of Neurovascular Surgery; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Neurosurgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8200
Fax #: 617-636-7587

Aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, dural fistulas, subarachnoid hemorrhage, intracranial atherosclerosis, arterial dissection

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David E. Thaler, MD, PhD, FAHA

David E. Thaler, MD, PhD, FAHA

Title(s): Neurologist-in-Chief, Tufts Medical Center; Chairman, Department of Neurology, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Neurology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-4948
Fax #: 617-636-8199

Stroke

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Joshua Kornbluth, MD

Joshua Kornbluth, MD

Title(s): Medical Director, Neurosciences Critical Care Unit; Neurologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Neurology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-4948
Fax #: 617-636-8199

Neurocritical care

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Research + Clinical Trials


A Phase 2, Placebo Controlled, Randomized, Double-Blind, Parallel-Arm Study to Evaluate Efficacy and Safety of BMS-986141 For the Prevention of Recurrent Brain Infarction in Subjects receiving Acetylsalicylic Acid (ASA) following Acute Ischemic Stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack

The purpose of this study is to determine if the study drug, BMS-986141, is safe and prevents a future stroke when given daily to subjects who have experienced acute ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) and are also taking acetylsalicylic acid (also known as aspirin or ASA).
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