What is a TIA?

A Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA), sometimes called a ‘mini-stroke’, occurs when the brain’s blood supply is briefly interrupted. Unlike a full-blown stroke, the symptoms of a TIA – which are very similar to a frill stroke – last under 24 hours and afterwards there is full recovery. A TIA is an indication that part of the brain is not getting enough blood and that there is a risk of a stroke occurring. A TIA should never be ignored and should be reported to a medical professional as soon as possible.

Information Courtesy of:
The Stroke Association,
Stroke House,
Whitecross Street,
London EC1Y 8JJ
Telephone : 0171 566 0300
Fax 0171 490 2686

For Further information visit the website
www.stroke.org.uk

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