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When should you call 911 about a transient ischemic attack (TIA)?

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Call 911 if you or someone you're with has:

  • Numbness or weakness of the face, arm, or legs -- especially on just one side of the body
  • Slurred or unusual speech
  • Trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Trouble walking, dizziness, or balance problems
  • Sudden confusion
  • Severe headache

From: Transient Ischemic Attack Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Stroke Association: "TIA (Transient Ischemic Attack)."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Transient Ischemic Attack Information Page."

Cedars-Sinai: "Transient Ischemic Attack."

Solenski, N. , April 1, 2004. American Family Physician

Transient Ischemic Attack Information from eMedicineHealth.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 21, 2017

SOURCES:

American Stroke Association: "TIA (Transient Ischemic Attack)."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Transient Ischemic Attack Information Page."

Cedars-Sinai: "Transient Ischemic Attack."

Solenski, N. , April 1, 2004. American Family Physician

Transient Ischemic Attack Information from eMedicineHealth.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 21, 2017

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