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Can a heart arrhythmia cause a "tia"?

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Dr. William Scott
38 years experience in Pediatric Cardiology
Not directly: Tia stands for transient ischemic attack which is usually manifest by a temporary neurologic impairment, such as loss of vision or weakness. An arrhythmia such as atrial fibrillation, can lead to clot formation. If a small clot dislodges, it can cause a TIA or a permanent injury known as a stroke.
Answered on Jun 24, 2015
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