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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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Dr. Roger Palmer
Hospital-based practice 26 years experience
Numbness or weakness: Sudden onset of numbness, weakness on one half the body or part of the body, slurred speech, vertigo, facial droop, difficulty swallowing. The symptom onset is usually sudden and then resolve within 24 hours. These are the same as a stroke, except that the strokes symptoms last longer, sometimes perminent.
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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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A 39-year-old member asked:

How can I recognize symptoms of transient ischemic attack (tia)?

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Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
Neurology 24 years experience
Many: Focal weakness, numbness, speech problem, visual hearing problem of sudden onset, dizziness vertigo, confused behavior. Etc . Remember that by defination they should disappear.
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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 30-year-old member asked:

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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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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