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Richard N. Fogoros, M.D.

Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIA) - "mini-strokes"

By August 5, 2013

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A transient ischemic attack (TIA), also called a mini-stroke, is a temporary loss of normal neurological function caused by a transient interruption of blood flow to the brain. The only difference between a TIA and a full-blown stroke is that in a TIA, blood flow is restored before brain tissue actually dies.

If you have had a TIA, you are at a greatly increased risk of having a full stroke. So, if you think that you might have had a TIA, it is critical that you seek medical care quickly.

Learn about TIAs here.

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