Transient ischemic attack (TIA)

Blood flow blocked to an area of the brain for a short time

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
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerRichard D. Zorowitz, MD - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine

Current as ofOctober 1, 2015

Current as of: October 1, 2015

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Richard D. Zorowitz, MD - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine