Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)

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Transient ischemic attack (TIA)

During a transient ischemic attack (TIA), blood flow to part of the brain is temporarily blocked or reduced, often by a blood clot. This causes the same symptoms as a stroke, but after a few minutes, blood flow is restored and the symptoms go away.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerRichard D. Zorowitz, MD - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Current as ofMarch 31, 2015

Current as of: March 31, 2015

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Richard D. Zorowitz, MD - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation