Transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a temporary interruption of the
blood flow to an area of the brain. A TIA is a warning sign that a stroke may
A clot in an artery, a drop in blood pressure, or a change in
heart rhythm or rate may all reduce blood flow to the brain and result in a
Symptoms of a TIA are similar to those of a stroke. They may
Unlike a stroke, a TIA does not cause lasting symptoms. Symptoms
usually go away after 10 to 20 minutes.
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