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A 30-year-old member asked:

Transient ischemic attack - how long does it usually last?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
TIA: Tia symptoms should resolve fully within 24 hours, usually within a couple of hours.
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Vascular Surgery 21 years experience
Less than 24 hours : By definition TIA is any transient neurological deficit that is completely reversed in less than 24 hours, although most of them last few minutes.
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 18 years experience
Depends: Classic definition of TIA is neurologic deficit for up to 24 hours. In reality, TIA rarely lasts more than an hour. Tias can happen several times in 24 hours as well.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Can symptoms of a transient ischemic attack last more than 18-24 hours?

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Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 18 years experience
Depends: Classic definition of TIA is neurologic deficit for up to 24 hours. In reality, TIA rarely lasts more than an hour. Tias can happen several times in 24 hours as well.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

What causes a transient ischemic attack?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
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
Neurology 58 years experience
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.
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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