6 doctors weighed in:
How can you distinguish transient ischemic attack from a cva? 
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree
In brief: A warning
A tia, change in function of a part of the body due to loss of blood supply in the brain lasting less than a day, is a warning of more serious problems that might arise in the near future.
You should quickly visit your doctor or a neurologist, discuss the symptoms and then a decision can be made about study of the source of the TIA and proper therapy.

In brief: A warning
A tia, change in function of a part of the body due to loss of blood supply in the brain lasting less than a day, is a warning of more serious problems that might arise in the near future.
You should quickly visit your doctor or a neurologist, discuss the symptoms and then a decision can be made about study of the source of the TIA and proper therapy.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Thank
Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
In brief: Not until later
Tia is transient, the neurol deficit resolves within about 24h.
Cva leaves more permanent (albeit somewhat reversible) damage. Tia is a warning sign for stroke. Stroke (cva) is brain attack (akin to heart attack). Sudden symptoms: change in consciousness, speech, strength, sensation, need to be evaluated emergently. Time is brain. Get checked immediately; if cva, may get rx with clot buster meds.

In brief: Not until later
Tia is transient, the neurol deficit resolves within about 24h.
Cva leaves more permanent (albeit somewhat reversible) damage. Tia is a warning sign for stroke. Stroke (cva) is brain attack (akin to heart attack). Sudden symptoms: change in consciousness, speech, strength, sensation, need to be evaluated emergently. Time is brain. Get checked immediately; if cva, may get rx with clot buster meds.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
Thank
Dr. Jason Black
Internal Medicine
In brief: TIA better w/in 24h
The symptoms of transient ischemic attack (TIA) and cva (stroke) are indistinguishable.
By definition, a TIA completely resolves within 24 hours.

In brief: TIA better w/in 24h
The symptoms of transient ischemic attack (TIA) and cva (stroke) are indistinguishable.
By definition, a TIA completely resolves within 24 hours.
Dr. Jason Black
Dr. Jason Black
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Board Certified, Internal Medicine - Cardiology
12 years in practice
508K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors