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Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)

A transient ischemic attack (TIA) happens when blood flow to part of the brain is stopped for a short time. It's also called a mini-stroke because the symptoms are like those of a stroke but they don't last long or cause lasting damage.

A TIA is a warning that you may have a stroke in the future. Early treatment can help prevent a stroke.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Richard D. Zorowitz, MD - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Last Revised October 9, 2012

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Last Updated: October 09, 2012
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