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Is a transient ischemic attack considered the same thing as an acute stroke?

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In brief: Possibly

A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is caused by the transient blockage of a blood vessel in the brain, which causes symptoms (weakness, numbness, changes in vision, difficulty speaking, etc.
) because the nerve cells aren't working when the blood vessel is blocked. If the blockage is brief (< 1 hour) there may be no damage. If the blockage lasts longer, damage (a stroke) may occur.

In brief: Possibly

A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is caused by the transient blockage of a blood vessel in the brain, which causes symptoms (weakness, numbness, changes in vision, difficulty speaking, etc.
) because the nerve cells aren't working when the blood vessel is blocked. If the blockage is brief (< 1 hour) there may be no damage. If the blockage lasts longer, damage (a stroke) may occur.
Dr. Darren Gitelman
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice

In brief: Not quiet

Tia is otherwise called a mini stroke.
As the name says the symptoms are akin to a stroke but they are temporary. The symptoms by definition should resolve completely in 24 hours. If any of the symptoms persist then you can call it a stroke.

In brief: Not quiet

Tia is otherwise called a mini stroke.
As the name says the symptoms are akin to a stroke but they are temporary. The symptoms by definition should resolve completely in 24 hours. If any of the symptoms persist then you can call it a stroke.
Dr. Gutti Rao
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