Transient Ischemic Attack (Mini-Stroke) Topic Guide

Transient Ischemic Attack (Mini-Stroke) Transient Ischemic Attack (Mini-Stroke): A transient ischemic attack (TIA), or mini-stroke, is often a warning sign of a future stroke - you should call paramedics right away (dial 911 in the U.S.). Blood clots, occluded arteries and leaking blood vessels caused by high blood pressure may cause TIAs. Symptoms:
  • include neurologic deficits,
  • speech problems,
  • vision problems, and
  • confusion.

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