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What is the definition or description of: transient ischemic attack?

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Dr. Rama Garimella answered

Specializes in Cardiology

The warning signs of a TIA are exactly the same as for a stroke: 1. Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body. 2 confusion :sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding. 3 trouble-seeing: sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes. 4 dizziness: sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination 5 headache: sudden, severe headache.

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Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov answered

Specializes in Neurology

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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