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What causes a transient ischemic attack?

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Dr. Ian Stein
Neurology
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In brief: Blood clot

Usually a clot that occluded a blood vessel to the brain.
It usually comes from a plaque on the carotid artery or the heart.

In brief: Blood clot

Usually a clot that occluded a blood vessel to the brain.
It usually comes from a plaque on the carotid artery or the heart.
Dr. Ian Stein
Dr. Ian Stein
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In brief: Blood clots

Typical tia's are associated with progressive closure of a blood vessel by thrombosis locally or by a clot at a distance lodging in a narrow blood vessel and blocking blood flow.
The underlying risks include hypertension, heart disease, high blood fats (espec triglycerides), diabetes, and hyperhomocysteinmia) so to prevent a tia, treat underlying risks.

In brief: Blood clots

Typical tia's are associated with progressive closure of a blood vessel by thrombosis locally or by a clot at a distance lodging in a narrow blood vessel and blocking blood flow.
The underlying risks include hypertension, heart disease, high blood fats (espec triglycerides), diabetes, and hyperhomocysteinmia) so to prevent a tia, treat underlying risks.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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