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What exactly is a tia, and how many can you have before "the big one" strikes?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
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In brief: Mini-stroke

.Basically a small stroke with symptoms resolved within 24 hrs. If symptoms longer than 24hrs = stroke. Tia significantly increases risk of getting a big one, especially first 30 days. You don't have to have TIA before a big one strike! TIA is a very big warning and so do all you can to reduce the risk...Treat diabetes, cholesterol, HTN etc.. Consult doc... Good luck.

In brief: Mini-stroke

.Basically a small stroke with symptoms resolved within 24 hrs. If symptoms longer than 24hrs = stroke. Tia significantly increases risk of getting a big one, especially first 30 days. You don't have to have TIA before a big one strike! TIA is a very big warning and so do all you can to reduce the risk...Treat diabetes, cholesterol, HTN etc.. Consult doc... Good luck.
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