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What is a transient ischemic attack?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 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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Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 19 years experience
TIA: Tia (transitory ischemic attack) happens when blood supply to a certain area of the brain gets cut off temporarily. This causes a neurologic deficit - weakness, numbness, visual deficit or difficulty with speech. While TIA usually resolves, it indicates that there is a problem with your heart or blood vessels that can cause another TIA or stroke.
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Dr. Darren Gitelman
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37 years experience
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.
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
TIA: Ministroke involves transient symptoms either of facial droop, weakness of extremities, paresthesias, speech disturbance. They usually disappear in a few hours.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

What causes a transient ischemic attack?

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Dr. Ian Stein
Neurology 22 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.
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A 30-year-old member asked:

What are the complications of transient ischemic attack?

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Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
Neurology 24 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.
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A 37-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms for a transient ischemic attack?

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Dr. Arabinda Behura
Internal Medicine 12 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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A 42-year-old member asked:

A transient ischemic attack is often a predecessor to what?

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Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
Stroke: Tias are caused by small amounts of clot or debris from arterial vessels such as carotids in the neck traversing to the brain circulation and causing blockages. Get checking for carotid disease and get heart checked for pfo.
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A 29-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: transient ischemic attack?

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Dr. Rama Garimella
Cardiology 34 years experience
MINI STROKE: The warning signs of a TIA are exactly the same as for a stroke: 1. Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body. 2 confusion :sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding. 3 trouble-seeing: sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes. 4 dizziness: sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination 5 headache: sudden, severe headache.
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