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
Although there is no permanent brain damage when a TIA occurs, sufferers are at
high risk of having another one, as well as a full stroke.
According to Medilexicon's medical dictionary a transient ischemic attack
"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
What are the Signs and Symptoms of a Transient Ischemic
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.