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What causes a transient ischemic attack?

What causes a transient ischemic attack?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Transient Ischemic Attack (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Can swollen lymph nodes in the neck cause a transient ischemic attack?

Can swollen lymph nodes in the neck cause a transient ischemic attack?

Unlikely: It is very unlikely unless there is direct pressure on the main blood vessel (carotid artery, for example). ...Read more

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What causes a TIA (transient ischemic attack) in young people?

Complex issue: Transients events can be due to heart defects, arrhythmia, blood pressure, blood sugar, drug effects, seizure, migraine, or blood vessel disorders. It would be important to have a thorough medical and neurological evaluation. Their may be genetic factors involved, especially defects in cholesterol and lipid metabolism. May be a high risk for completed stroke or even death. ...Read more

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Is it possible for Panic attack and Anxiety to cause Transient Ischemic attack or Stroke?

Is it possible for Panic attack and Anxiety to cause Transient Ischemic attack or Stroke?

No: While symptoms during a panic attack or episode of anxiety may mimic a transient ischemic attack(TIA) or stroke, panic attack and anxiety do not cause a stroke or TIA. ...Read more

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Can muscular dystrophy cause transient ischemic attacks?

Can muscular dystrophy cause transient ischemic attacks?

No: No, they're unrelated forms of pathology - what is a muscle disease, the other a vascular disease. ...Read more

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Does a transient ischemic attack always cause one sided numbness?

Does a transient ischemic attack always cause one sided numbness?

TIA: Symptoms may differ from individual to individual. Numbness, weakness, slurred speech, aphasia, or blindness are some of the symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis after someone has experienced a transient ischemic attack?

What is the prognosis after someone  has experienced a transient ischemic attack?

It depends: Tia without any underlying comorbid conditions like hypertension, diabetes, coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease, drug abuse, sickle cell disease, lupus etc, may have good prognosis, provided enough care is taken, such as taking aspirin. If there are underlying conditions, they have to be well controlled for a better prognosis. To calculate the risk there is abcd2 score. ...Read more

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What is a transient ischemic attack and how serious a condition is it?

Very: Having a TIA is serious in that your risk of stroke is increased. You should see a doctor and work on reducing risk of any further symptoms. ...Read more

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

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

Can be subtle: It's best to discuss your exact symptoms in person with your doctor. Tias are focal neurologic deficits that last <24 hours. Typical examples are a visual field cut (like "a curtain cutting across your vision"), inabilty to talk or understand words, weakness in the hand, arm, foot, or leg - but a TIA can be subtle and hard to recognize too. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Ajluni
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Mini Stroke (Definition)

Mini-stroke, also called a transient ischemic attack (TIA), is a condition where there is insufficient blood flow to a part of the brain causing sudden weakness or loss of sensation that lasts for minutes or hours. Unlike a stroke, it resolves and there is ...Read more


Dr. James Wilentz
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Tia (Definition)

TIA is also known as Transient ischemic attack. Symptoms that resolve on ...Read more