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What are the differences between a TIA and a stroke?
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Dr. Christopher Dowd
Internal Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: Duration
The main difference is in how long the neurological symptoms last.
In a TIA they resolve fairly quickly (<1 day and often in an hour or two). In a stroke they last longer and are often permanent. The fact that the symptoms resolve with a TIA does not mean everything's okay--a TIA can be a serious sign of underlying vascular disease and should be thoroughly evaluated.

In brief: Duration
The main difference is in how long the neurological symptoms last.
In a TIA they resolve fairly quickly (<1 day and often in an hour or two). In a stroke they last longer and are often permanent. The fact that the symptoms resolve with a TIA does not mean everything's okay--a TIA can be a serious sign of underlying vascular disease and should be thoroughly evaluated.
Dr. Christopher Dowd
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
2 doctors agree
In brief: Time of symptoms
Tia symptoms should resolve within 24 hours.
If not, then it would be considered a stroke.

In brief: Time of symptoms
Tia symptoms should resolve within 24 hours.
If not, then it would be considered a stroke.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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