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What things can raise your chances of getting a transient ischemic attack relative to strokes?

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Things that can raise your chances of getting a transient ischemic attack are the same as those for other strokes, including:

A TIA can sometimes be a warning sign that you'll have an ischemic stroke soon.

Don't take any chances if you or someone you know has any symptoms that seem like a stroke. Get medical help in a hurry.

  • Age
  • High blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and heart disease
  • Obesity
  • Smoking
  • Family history of strokes

From: Types of Stroke WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Association of Neurologic Surgeons: "Stroke."

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association: "Hemorrhagic Strokes (Bleeds)," "TIA (Transient Ischemic Attacks)," "Why Getting Quick Stroke Treatment is Important."

Beaumont: "Ischemic Stroke."

Bernheisel, C.R. , December 2011. American Family Physician

Cleveland Clinic: "Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)."

Mount Sinai Hospital: "Hemorrhagic Stroke."

National Stroke Association: "Let's talk about Ischemic Stroke," "What is Stroke?" "What is TIA?"

The Internet Stroke Center: "Ischemic Stroke."

UpToDate: "Patient information: Hemorrhagic stroke treatment (Beyond the Basics)."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on November 03, 2017

SOURCES:

American Association of Neurologic Surgeons: "Stroke."

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association: "Hemorrhagic Strokes (Bleeds)," "TIA (Transient Ischemic Attacks)," "Why Getting Quick Stroke Treatment is Important."

Beaumont: "Ischemic Stroke."

Bernheisel, C.R. , December 2011. American Family Physician

Cleveland Clinic: "Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)."

Mount Sinai Hospital: "Hemorrhagic Stroke."

National Stroke Association: "Let's talk about Ischemic Stroke," "What is Stroke?" "What is TIA?"

The Internet Stroke Center: "Ischemic Stroke."

UpToDate: "Patient information: Hemorrhagic stroke treatment (Beyond the Basics)."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on November 03, 2017

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