What is ministroke or transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)?


By Dr Shirish Hastak in Neurology

A Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) is often called a mini-stroke, though it's a major warning. Transient Ischemic Attack is a temporary blockage of blood flow to the brain. It is a brief stroke-like attack that despite resolving within minutes to hours it still requires immediate medical attention to distinguish from an actual stroke. Symptoms include weakness on one side of the body, vision problems and slurred speech. These are transient and often resolve within 24 hours. Treatment includes medication, surgery and healthy lifestyle changes.

For any queries related to strokes, consult our doctors at Global Hospital, Mumbai, Department of Neurology.

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