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    Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - Home Treatment

    Home treatment is not appropriate for a transient ischemic attack (TIA). If you think you are having a TIA, don't ignore the symptoms, and don't try to manage them at home. Call911or other emergency services right away. If you had symptoms of a TIA but they went away, you still need to see a doctor right away.

    You can care for yourself at home by adopting healthy habits that help you prevent another TIA or stroke. To learn more, see Prevention.

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    Last Updated: September 09, 2014
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