Transient Ischemic Attacks

A Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) is often called a “mini-stroke", but it is more accurately characterized as a “warning stroke”, a warning you should take very seriously. A TIA occurs when a blood clot blocks an artery leading to your brain, or inside your brain for a short time. The symptoms are the same as stroke, but usually last less than an hour. The only difference between a stroke and TIA is that with TIA, the blockage is transient (temporary). TIAs are a serious sign of stroke and should not be ignored!