A transient ischemic attack (TIA) can be the prelude to a full-blown stroke (brain attack). In the past, TIAs were sometimes called “mini-strokes.” While TIA is not a stroke, TIAs are very serious.
In fact, studies show patients have a fifteen percent risk of experiencing a major stroke within days after a TIA. Never ignore TIA symptoms, which can be temporary or fleeting. Early detection can lead to immediate diagnosis and treatment.
If you suspect you are having a TIA, get medical help immediately. Recognizing symptoms of a TIA and seeking immediate treatment will reduce the risk of a major stroke.
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