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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Transient Ischemic Attack (Overview)

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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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

Dr. Gutti Rao
406 Doctors shared insights

Transient Ischemic Attack (Overview)

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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What are the symptoms for a transient ischemic attack?

What are the symptoms for a transient ischemic attack?

Mini stroke.: Sudden numbness, tingling, weakness, or loss of movement in your face, arm, or leg,
especially on only one side of your body.
Sudden vision changes. Sudden trouble speaking. Sudden confusion or trouble understanding simple statements. Sudden problems with walking or balance. A sudden, severe headache that is different from past headaches. If symptoms last longer than an hour, could be stroke. ...Read more

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Transient ischemic attack (Tip)

Aspirin on alternate days is hugely effective in preventing ischemic stroke, and lowering chd risks! ...See more

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Treating Heat Stroke (Checklist)

Get into an air-conditioned area as soon as possible
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Take a cool bath or shower
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Rehydrate with water or a sports drink
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Avoid alcohol
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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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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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Transient ischemic attack (Tip)

Early recognition of signs of depression & treating it can have a great benefit on future health post-stroke. ...See more

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Recovering from a Stroke (Checklist)

If you have suffered an acute stroke, get a diagnosis and appropriate treatment
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Focus on positive thoughts and imagery
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Replace negative thoughts, feelings, and sensations with positive ones
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What can it mean if you have a transient ischemic attack?

What can it mean if you have a transient ischemic attack?

TIA: Tia 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. ...Read more

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How do you treat a TIA (transient ischemic attack)?

How do you treat a TIA (transient ischemic attack)?

TIA: Treated with Aspirin or aggrenox. Of course it needs full evaluation before treatment. ...Read more

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Transient ischemic attack (Tip)

It's a myth that: people can't get better after a stroke... It takes work and dedication. ...See more

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What is the treatment for transient ischemic attack?

What is the treatment for transient ischemic attack?

Healthy lifestyle: General recommendation is to control blood pressure, cholesterol levels, glucose levels (if diabetic), adhere to a healthy diet (mediterranean is great!), quit smoking and be physically active (at least 30 minutes per day 3 times a week). Aspirin is commonly used as a first medication unless there is an indication for a blood thinner. ...Read more

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How can we prevent transient ischemic attack?

How can we prevent transient ischemic attack?

Healthy lifestyle: General recommendation is to control blood pressure, cholesterol levels, glucose levels (if diabetic), adhere to a healthy diet (mediterranean is great!), quit smoking and be physically active (at least 30 minutes per day 3 times a week). Aspirin is commonly used unless there is an indication for a blood thinner. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Oswari Dr. Oswari
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Transient ischemic attack (Tip)

Calling 911 is the first and best thing to do if your think you are having a stroke. ...See more

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Is it possible to have a transient ischemic attack in your 20's?

Is it possible to have a transient ischemic attack in your 20's?

Rare: While possible, it is quite rare. Certain genetic syndromes, blood vessel abnormalities can result in strokes and tias in young adults. If there are concerning symptoms, such as one-sided weakness, numbness, speech difficulty or visual deficit, you should talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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How can you reduce risk of a stroke after having a transient ischemic attack?

I agree: Also I would add quit smoking, increased exercise, eating a mediterranean and fish based diet. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
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Transient ischemic attack (Tip)

Very low vit. D levels are associated with a 22-64% increase in stroke! Take vit. D3 2000 iu/day! ...See more

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What is a transient ischemic attack?

What is a transient ischemic attack?

TIA: A transient ischemic attack is caused by the transient blockage of a blood vessel in the brain. Symptoms depend on the blood vessel being blocked. For example, symptoms can include weakness, numbness, confusion, difficulty speaking, changes in vision, dizziness, etc. The seriousness depends on the cause of the blockage (blood clots, atherosclerosis, etc) and the medical problems of the patient. ...Read more

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What is a transient ischemic attack?

What is a transient ischemic attack?

TIA: 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. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Wright Dr. Wright
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Transient ischemic attack (Tip)

Male, female smokers face same stroke risk. One way women don't want to be equal. Quit if you can! ...See more

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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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How do you treat a TIA (transient ischemic attack)?

TIA: Treated with Aspirin or aggrenox. Of course it needs full evaluation before treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Mitchell Vogel Dr. Vogel
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Transient ischemic attack (Tip)

Based upon my medical history, what is my risk of having a stroke? ...See more

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What are the symptoms for a transient ischemic attack?

Mini stroke.: Sudden numbness, tingling, weakness, or loss of movement in your face, arm, or leg,
especially on only one side of your body.
Sudden vision changes. Sudden trouble speaking. Sudden confusion or trouble understanding simple statements. Sudden problems with walking or balance. A sudden, severe headache that is different from past headaches. If symptoms last longer than an hour, could be stroke. ...Read more

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How do you recognize a transient ischemic attack (tia)?

TIA: A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is caused by the transient blockage of a blood vessel in the brain. The symptoms depend on the blood vessel being blocked and can be difficult to recognize because they can be very variable. For example, symptoms can include weakness, numbness, confusion, difficulty speaking, changes in vision, dizziness, etc. ...Read more

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What are the complications of transient ischemic attack?

Stroke: Most feared complication of a TIA is a stroke. Stroke can potentially be large and very debilitating. Tia necessitates careful evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What can it mean if you have a transient ischemic attack?

TIA: Tia 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. ...Read more

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Transient ischemic attack (Tip)

Appropriate strength training is important after stroke. ...See more

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Transient ischemic attack - how long does it usually last?

Transient ischemic attack - how long does it usually last?

Depends: Classic definition of TIA is neurologic deficit for up to 24 hours. In reality, TIA rarely lasts more than an hour. Tias can happen several times in 24 hours as well. ...Read more