Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA, Mini-Stoke) Warning Symptoms and Signs
Stroke and mini-stroke (transient ischemic attack, TIA) or "brain attacks" warning symptoms and signs are the same, mostly. Mini-stroke or TIA symptoms are temporary, and usually go away within 24 hours. Stoke symptoms and signs are permanent, which can cause severe disabilities or even death.
Warning symptoms and signs of a stroke and TIA come on suddenly, and include weakness in the muscles of the face, arms, hands, legs, or feet, usually on one side of the body (right or left); vision, speech, coordination, balance, or swallowing problems; dizziness; or "the worst headache of your life."
Call 911 or contact your local emergency services department of you or someone you are with has symptoms and signs of a stroke.