Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) (cont.)
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A TIA is a warning: It means you are likely to have a stroke in the future. If you think you are having a TIA, call
Symptoms of transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) occur suddenly and are always temporary. They usually go away in 10 to 20 minutes. TIA symptoms are just like stroke symptoms. They vary depending on which part of the brain is affected. Common symptoms of TIA may include:
If symptoms last longer than an hour, it might be more likely that you have had a stroke.
A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a warning sign that a stroke may soon follow. Any symptoms of a TIA need to be treated as an emergency.
A TIA also may signal an increased risk for a heart attack. Atherosclerosis, which is hardening of the arteries, affects blood vessels throughout the body, including arteries that supply blood to the heart and brain. Atherosclerosis that affects the blood vessels in the heart (coronary arteries) may cause chest pain or a heart attack.
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