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What is a tia

A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Rubin
Cardiology 47 years experience
TIA: Transient ischemic attack which means episode of stroke like symptoms that resolve in minutes but should have full evaluation.
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Cardiology 32 years experience
Immediate attention: Tia stands for transient ischemic attack. It is basically having stroke symptoms which resolves completely within a few minutes to within 24 hours. S... Read More

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
TIA : Tia means transient ischemic attack, read the following wiki for info: en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/transient_ischemic_attack.
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 18 years experience
TIA: Tia happens when blood supply to a certain area of the brain gets cut off temporarily. This causes a neurologic deficit - weakness, numbness, visual d... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Mini-stroke: Transient ischemic attack..Basically a small stroke with symptoms resolved within 24 hrs. If symptoms longer than 24hrs = stroke. Tia significantly in... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
TIA: Some one can have series of TIA but still can survive. The definition of TIA is symptoms last less than 24 hours and will have full tecovery.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
TIA: A TIA is a vascular event similar to angina pectoris in the heart, they both are temporary decreases in blood flow causing transient symptoms. Petit m... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 15 years experience
See answer below: Tia stands for transient ischemic attack. Its symptoms are identical to those seen in a stroke, but transient, or short lived, with spontaneous comple... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Vascular Surgery 23 years experience
Absolutely: Someone who is having tias should most definitely have their carotids checked since the carotid arteries are the number one source for embolic strokes... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Kaufman
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Address risk factors: The risk factors for tia, stroke, heart disease, vascular disease are the same. Lowering cholesterol, blood pressure, treating diabetes, increased ca... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Possible: While the answer is technically yes, most strokes and tias are not caused by vasospasm but rather by plaque rupture, platelet aggregation, and throm... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 46 years experience
Yes, and no: Yes it's bad if you are driving or on stairs or crossing a busy street, but it may be a slow heart rate or aortic stenosis and not a stroke.

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