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My dad just went to the hospital and they think he had a tia? I didn't recognize it so just calmed him and helped him relax for a few hours. Did I do bad?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

How are you supposed to know what a TIA looks like? There will be other things happening in the future that you won't recognize.
This is part of life and how we learn on a day to day basis. Best thing to do is to provide support, prompt attention...And perhaps encourage everyone in the family to take medications as prescribed, exercise and follow good dietary discretion.

In brief: No

How are you supposed to know what a TIA looks like? There will be other things happening in the future that you won't recognize.
This is part of life and how we learn on a day to day basis. Best thing to do is to provide support, prompt attention...And perhaps encourage everyone in the family to take medications as prescribed, exercise and follow good dietary discretion.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Tia has only temporary symptoms, but needs full evaluation.
You did calm him down, that makes him feel much better. Follow up with his doctor.

In brief: No

Tia has only temporary symptoms, but needs full evaluation.
You did calm him down, that makes him feel much better. Follow up with his doctor.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See below

Consider it a learning experience.
Now you will be alerted to similar events. Go online or read about the major signs/symptoms of stroke/tia so you can react more quickly if there is a next time.

In brief: See below

Consider it a learning experience.
Now you will be alerted to similar events. Go online or read about the major signs/symptoms of stroke/tia so you can react more quickly if there is a next time.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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