Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
A transient ischemic attack (TIA) happens when blood flow to part of the brain is stopped for a short time. It’s also called a mini-stroke because the symptoms are the same as a stroke but they don’t last long or cause lasting damage.
A TIA is a warning that you may have a stroke in the future. Early treatment can help prevent a stroke.
Current as of: September 26, 2018
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:E. Gregory Thompson, MD – Internal Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD – Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD – Family Medicine & Richard D. Zorowitz, MD – Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation