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What is a transient ischemic attack and how serious a condition is it?

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Dr. Darren Gitelman
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TIA: A transient ischemic attack is caused by the transient blockage of a blood vessel in the brain. Symptoms depend on the blood vessel being blocked. For example, symptoms can include weakness, numbness, confusion, difficulty speaking, changes in vision, dizziness, etc. The seriousness depends on the cause of the blockage (blood clots, atherosclerosis, etc) and the medical problems of the patient.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
TIA: Tia or ministroke is not serious by itself but it is a harbinger of a stroke occurring in future. Hence due care is warranted.
Dr. Brian Kaufman
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Very: Having a TIA is serious in that your risk of stroke is increased. You should see a doctor and work on reducing risk of any further symptoms.

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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
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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.
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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.
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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