Transient Ischemic Attack (Mini-Stroke) Topic Guide
Transient Ischemic Attack (Mini-Stroke): A transient ischemic attack (TIA), or mini-stroke are often a warning sign of a future stroke. There are several causes of TIAs including blood clots, occluded arteries, leaking blood vessels due to high blood pressure. The symptoms of a TIA depend on the particular region of the brain that is affected. Neurologic deficits, speech and vision problems, and confusion are common symptoms. Treatment initially is urgent. If you or someone you know is having a TIA call 911 or activate your local EMS system.
High Blood Pressure High blood pressure (hypertension) may be present in an individual, without any symptoms. Thus, it is called the "silent killer." Secondary causes of high blood pressure include heart disease, kidney disease, tumors, birth control, alcohol, thyroid dysfunction and birth control pills. Treatment of high blood pressure is generally through diet, exercise, and medication if necessary.
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