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How can you distinguishtransientischemicattackfrom a cva?

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Dr. Jason Black
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
TIA better w/in 24h: The symptoms of transient ischemic attack (TIA) and cva (stroke) are indistinguishable. By definition, a TIA completely resolves within 24 hours.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
A warning: A tia, change in function of a part of the body due to loss of blood supply in the brain lasting less than a day, is a warning of more serious problems that might arise in the near future. You should quickly visit your doctor or a neurologist, discuss the symptoms and then a decision can be made about study of the source of the TIA and proper therapy.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Not until later: Tia is transient, the neurol deficit resolves within about 24h. Cva leaves more permanent (albeit somewhat reversible) damage. Tia is a warning sign for stroke. Stroke (cva) is brain attack (akin to heart attack). Sudden symptoms: change in consciousness, speech, strength, sensation, need to be evaluated emergently. Time is brain. Get checked immediately; if cva, may get rx with clot buster meds.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

What is a transient ischemic attack?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
TIA: Tia or ministroke exhibit symptoms of paralysis, speech deficits which are typically get better in few hours time. Once someone has a TIA they are prone for a stroke in future if no addequate meaasures are taken.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

What causes a transient ischemic attack?

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Dr. Ian Stein
Neurology 21 years experience
Blood clot: Usually a clot that occluded a blood vessel to the brain. It usually comes from a plaque on the carotid artery or the heart.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What are the complications of transient ischemic attack?

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Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
Neurology 23 years experience
Stroke: If untreated will give stroke, TIA has to be diagnosed as to cause like narrowed artery, blood clot, differentiating from other causes like seizure, migraine etc.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What can it mean if you have a transient ischemic attack?

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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 58 years experience
TIA definition: Tia is defined as a transient disturbance of neurological function (speech, motor power or sensory symptoms) that last less than 24 hours. Tia's usually last less than an hour there are of course a number of differential diagnoses.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms for a transient ischemic attack?

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Dr. Arabinda Behura
Hospital-based practice 11 years experience
Mini stroke.: Sudden numbness, tingling, weakness, or loss of movement in your face, arm, or leg, especially on only one side of your body. Sudden vision changes. Sudden trouble speaking.Sudden confusion or trouble understanding simple statements.Sudden problems with walking or balance.A sudden, severe headache that is different from past headaches. If symptoms last longer than an hour, could be stroke.

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