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What is transient ischemic attack (TIA)?

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TIA, or "mini-stroke," are short, brief episodes of stroke symptoms. Sometimes, TIAs are warning signs that a full-blown stroke may follow. Anyone with a TIA should go to the emergency room.

You won’t always have a TIA before a major stroke. Or sometimes TIA symptoms may be so mild that you might notice. So it’s important to get regular check-ups so your doctor can catch problems before they turn serious. Younger people can get strokes, too. If you suspect you’re having one, call 911 right away.

From: Heart Disease and Stroke WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: American Heart Association.

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on July 06, 2019

SOURCE: American Heart Association.

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on July 06, 2019

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