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

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Dr. Darren Gitelman answered

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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.

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Dr. Gutti Rao answered

Specializes in Hospital-based practice

Tia or ministroke is not serious by itself but it is a harbinger of a stroke occurring in future. Hence due care is warranted.

Answered Dec 9, 2013

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Dr. Brian Kaufman answered

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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.

Answered Apr 16, 2015

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