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What are the tests for tia?
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Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Several tests
There is no test that makes the diagnosis of a TIA, but if someone comes to the hospital with a TIA, they should have these tests: head CT without contrast echocardiogram EKG blood tests (CBC and electrolytes, blood sugar, cholesterol) carotid artery ultrasound Sometimes other tests are important too.
This is just a guide.

In brief: Several tests
There is no test that makes the diagnosis of a TIA, but if someone comes to the hospital with a TIA, they should have these tests: head CT without contrast echocardiogram EKG blood tests (CBC and electrolytes, blood sugar, cholesterol) carotid artery ultrasound Sometimes other tests are important too.
This is just a guide.
Dr. Olav Jaren
Dr. Olav Jaren
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Dr. Steven Watry
General Practice
2 doctors agree
In brief: None
TIA means Transient Ischemic Attack - it passes without leaving permanent damage.
Diagnosis is based on patient and witness accounts and history. Risk factors for TIA / Stroke and heart disease include smoking, cholesterol, high blood pressure, age, gender (male>female), sedentary life style, personal and family history. Some of these can be controlled and modified to reduce risk...

In brief: None
TIA means Transient Ischemic Attack - it passes without leaving permanent damage.
Diagnosis is based on patient and witness accounts and history. Risk factors for TIA / Stroke and heart disease include smoking, cholesterol, high blood pressure, age, gender (male>female), sedentary life style, personal and family history. Some of these can be controlled and modified to reduce risk...
Dr. Steven Watry
Dr. Steven Watry
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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Tests for a stroke
Ct scans, MRI scans, and physical exams are all done for tias and strokes.

In brief: Tests for a stroke
Ct scans, MRI scans, and physical exams are all done for tias and strokes.
Dr. Gregory Hines
Dr. Gregory Hines
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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Several things
Physical exam. In cases of emergency then ct scan the head or mri.
Followed by investigating the source by carotid arteries exam by duplex ultrasound, mra or cta, cardiac exam by ekg and echo.

In brief: Several things
Physical exam. In cases of emergency then ct scan the head or mri.
Followed by investigating the source by carotid arteries exam by duplex ultrasound, mra or cta, cardiac exam by ekg and echo.
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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