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Kubiak tested for symptoms of mini-stroke

Kubiak tested for symptoms of mini-stroke

POSTED: Monday, November 4, 2013 - 10:22pm

UPDATED: Monday, November 4, 2013 - 10:23pm

Texans coach Gary Kubiak continued to be evaluated Monday at a local hospital after collapsing Sunday during halftime of a game against the Indianapolis Colts at Reliant Stadium.

Kubiak underwent a series of tests to determine what caused him to suddenly fall to the turf, after which he displayed stroke-like symptoms. As part of the evaluation, Kubiak was tested to determine if he suffered a transient ischemic attack. TIA is generally referred to as a “mini-stroke,” but often serves as a warning stroke. It occurs when blood clots briefly block an artery and interrupt blood flow to part of the brain. In such cases, the body’s defenses act on their own to dissolve the clot. Symptoms of such attacks are similar to those of a stroke but don’t last as long.

For more go to the Houston Chronicle.

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