What Is a Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)? What Is a Mini-Stroke?
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A transient ischemic attack (TIA), also known as a "mini-stroke"
has similar characteristics to a stroke, but unlike a stroke it only lasts up
to 24 hours. The supply of oxygen enriched blood is cut off to part of the
"a sudden focal loss of neurologic function with complete recovery usually within 24 hours; caused by a brief period of inadequate perfusion in a portion of the territory of the carotid or vertebral basilar arteries."
What are the Signs and Symptoms of a Transient Ischemic Attack?
A symptom is something the patient feels or reports, while a sign is something that other people, including the doctor or nurse detects. A headache may be an example of a symptom, while a rash may be an example of a sign.
National Stroke Association’s mission is to reduce the incidence and impact of stroke by developing compelling education and programs focused on prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and support for all impacted by stroke.