TIA - Transient Ischemic Attack
Transient Ischemic Attacks, also called Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) or mini-strokes, are brief episodes of stroke symptoms that typically last less than 24 hours. Generally, no permanent loss of ability is noticed after a TIA.
Our stroke caregivers also provide treatment and observation of patients suspected of having a TIA, including expedited diagnostic testing, risk factor identification and management, and patient and family education.
The symptoms of TIA include:
15% of all stroke patients will have experienced a TIA prior to the stroke. The risk of stroke after TIA is:
- 10% after 7 days
- 14% after 30 days
- 18% after 90 days
After a minor stroke, the risk of recurrence is even greater:
- 11.5% after 7 days
- 15% after 30 days
- 18.5% after 90 days