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What is the prognosis after someone has experienced a transient ischemic attack?

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Dr. Darren Gitelman
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Stroke risk is impt.: The major concern after a TIA is the risk of a stroke, for which a TIA is like a warning sign. Studies have shown that 10-15% of people can have a stroke within 3 months of a TIA and 50% will occur within 2 days. There is also a risk of cardiovascular events. Therefore risk factors for stroke (e.g. Hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, smoking, etc.) must be addressed immediately after a tia.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
It depends: Tia without any underlying comorbid conditions like hypertension, diabetes, coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease, drug abuse, sickle cell disease, lupus etc, may have good prognosis, provided enough care is taken, such as taking aspirin. If there are underlying conditions, they have to be well controlled for a better prognosis. To calculate the risk there is abcd score.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
It depends: Tia without any underlying comorbid conditions like hypertension, diabetes, coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease, drug abuse, sickle cell disease, lupus etc, may have good prognosis, provided enough care is taken, such as taking aspirin. If there are underlying conditions, they have to be well controlled for a better prognosis. To calculate the risk there is abcd2 score.

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What causes a transient ischemic attack?

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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.
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What are the complications of transient ischemic attack?

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

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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 are the symptoms for a transient ischemic attack?

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Dr. Arabinda Behura
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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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