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What is Transient Ischemic Attack?

What is Transient Ischemic Attack?

A transient ischemic attack is a serious condition of the brain that is often called a "small stoke" or TIA. A transient ischemic attack is a ...more »

  • Transient Ischemic Attack: Temporary disturbance of blood supply to a restricted area of the brain, resulting in brief neurologic dysfunction that persists, by definition, for less than 24 hours.
  • Transient Ischemic Attack: recurring, transient episodes of neurologic dysfunction caused by cerebral ischemia; onset is usually sudden, often when the patient is active; the attack may last a few seconds to several hours; neurologic symptoms depend on the artery involved.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Transient Ischemic Attack: brief episode in which the brain gets insufficient blood supply; symptoms depend on the site of the blockage.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Transient Ischemic Attack is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Transient Ischemic Attack, or a subtype of Transient Ischemic Attack, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Transient Ischemic Attack: Introduction

Types of Transient Ischemic Attack:

Broader types of Transient Ischemic Attack:

Who gets Transient Ischemic Attack?

Patient Profile for Transient Ischemic Attack: Mostly middle age adults

How serious is Transient Ischemic Attack?

Complications of Transient Ischemic Attack: see complications of Transient Ischemic Attack

What causes Transient Ischemic Attack?

Causes of Transient Ischemic Attack: see causes of Transient Ischemic Attack
Risk factors for Transient Ischemic Attack: see risk factors for Transient Ischemic Attack

What are the symptoms of Transient Ischemic Attack?

Symptoms of Transient Ischemic Attack: see symptoms of Transient Ischemic Attack

Complications of Transient Ischemic Attack: see complications of Transient Ischemic Attack

Duration of Transient Ischemic Attack: Typically from a few minutes up to 30 minutes; rarely more than 2 hours. If lasting 24 hours, the condition is called stroke.

Transient Ischemic Attack: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Transient Ischemic Attack.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Transient Ischemic Attack.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Transient Ischemic Attack: see treatments for Transient Ischemic Attack
Prevention of Transient Ischemic Attack: see prevention of Transient Ischemic Attack
Research for Transient Ischemic Attack: see research for Transient Ischemic Attack

Society issues for Transient Ischemic Attack


Hospitalization statistics for Transient Ischemic Attack: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Transient Ischemic Attack:

  • 0.158% (20,124) of hospital consultant episodes were for unspecified transient cerebral ischaemic attack in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 74% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified transient cerebral ischaemic attack required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 48% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified transient cerebral ischaemic attack were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 52% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified transient cerebral ischaemic attack were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 95% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified transient cerebral ischaemic attack required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 7.6 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for unspecified transient cerebral ischaemic attack in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Transient Ischemic Attack:

Organs and body systems related to Transient Ischemic Attack include:

Name and Aliases of Transient Ischemic Attack

Main name of condition: Transient Ischemic Attack

Other names or spellings for Transient Ischemic Attack:

TIA, Mini-Strokes

Transient ischaemic attack Source - Diseases Database

TIA
Source - WordNet 2.1

Aganglionosis, total intestinal, Aganglionosis, total colonic, NTIA, Near-total intestinal aganglionosis, Rare form of Hirschsprung's disease
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Transient Ischemic Attack: Related Conditions

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