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What is a transient ischemic attack?

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Dr. Gutti Rao answered

Specializes in Hospital-based practice

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.

Answered Jun 10, 2014

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Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov answered

Specializes in Neurology

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 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.

Answered Mar 8, 2014

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Dr. Gutti Rao answered

Specializes in Hospital-based practice

Ministroke involves transient symptoms either of facial droop, weakness of extremities, paresthesias, speech disturbance. They usually disappear in a few hours.

Answered Mar 8, 2014

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