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

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Brian Kaufman
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Brian Kaufman
Dr. Brian Kaufman
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: TIA

Tia or ministroke is not serious by itself but it is a harbinger of a stroke occurring in future.
Hence due care is warranted.

In brief: TIA

Tia or ministroke is not serious by itself but it is a harbinger of a stroke occurring in future.
Hence due care is warranted.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Darren Gitelman
Dr. Darren Gitelman
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