A 31-year-old female asked:
Are basilar tias a risk factor for ischemic stroke? my dad had a medulla stroke right below basilar artery, both of us have had bas. tia in the past
2 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Radiology 26 years experience
Yes: Tia's are essentially strokes that don't progress to permanent damage. So any TIA is a risk factor for stroke.
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Interventional Radiology 33 years experience
Yes: Posterior circulation tias are a risk for stroke. Basilar artery strokes are very dangerous. Please follow up with your neurologist. Need to decrease risk factors and need antiplatelet medicine when your doctor thinks it is safe. Also refer to stroke.Org.
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Last updated Jan 16, 2017
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