Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) (cont.)
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Getting help for a TIA
If you have symptoms of a TIA, get medical help right away.
If you had symptoms of a TIA but you feel better now, you still need to see a doctor right away. A TIA is a sign that a stroke may soon follow. Prompt medical treatment may prevent a stroke.
Treatment for a TIA
If you've had a transient ischemic attack (TIA), you may need further testing and treatment after you've been checked by your doctor. If you have a high risk of stroke, you may have to stay in the hospital for treatment.
Your treatment for a TIA may include taking medicines to prevent a stroke or having surgery to reopen narrow arteries.
Preventing another TIA or stroke
Your treatment will also focus on preventing another TIA or stroke. This may include:
You may also need to make lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking, eating heart-healthy foods, and being more active. For more information, see Prevention.
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