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Hoping you can tell me, is transient ischemic attack considered an acute stroke?

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Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 44 years experience
Yes: But is has no permanent sequelae. It can be a harbinger or worse tias or strokes to come. Get checked for carotid disease or cardiac defects such as pfo.
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 18 years experience
Yes: Yes indeed. When neurologic symptoms start suddenly we always considered it an acute stroke. If they pass within few minutes or hours completely, they get labeled tia. If they stay and there are changes on mri, then we call it a stroke. But for all practical purposes, TIA is considered an acute stroke at the onset.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me about transient ishcemic attack (mini stroke)?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
TIA: Implies temporary decrease in blood flow to a localized area of brain which results in symptoms such as loss of vision, numbness, unilateral weakness, incoordination, etc. May be due to blood vessel narrowing, an embolic fragment of a clot, primary cardiac arrhythmia, etc. Key here is reversibility, otherwise would be stroke. If it does occur, cause should be uncovered and treated to prevent cva.

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