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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. If you had symptoms of a TIA but they went away, you still need to see a doctor right away.

Seek emergency medical care when symptoms first appear. Prompt treatment may keep you from having a stroke.

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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: February 05, 2013
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