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TIA: Introduction

TIA: Transient ischemic accident. See detailed information below for a list of 10 causes of TIA, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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TIA Treatments

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to TIA

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TIA: Deaths

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Causes of TIA listed in Disease Database:

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Article Excerpts about TIA

A "mini-stroke" refers to a transient ischemic attack (TIA). In a TIA, there is a short-term reduction in blood flow to the brain. This causes temporary stroke symptoms (often just for a few minutes) such as weakness or tingling in an arm or leg. TIAs don't cause brain damage, but they are important warning signs that a person is at risk of having a stroke. If you have a TIA, you should seek medical care right away to prevent a full stroke. (Source: excerpt from Stroke: NWHIC)

A "mini-stroke" refers to a transient ischemic attack (TIA). In a TIA, there... (Source: excerpt from Stroke: NWHIC)

Definitions of TIA:

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)

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

Detailed list of causes of TIA

The list below shows some of the causes of TIA mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of TIA?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of TIA. Of the 10 causes of TIA that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 3 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 10 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: TIA:

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Causes of TIA Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of TIA based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    What are the alternative names for TIA:

    Transient ischaemic attack
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of TIA:

    Medical Conditions associated with TIA:

    Stroke symptoms (192 causes), Cerebrovascular symptoms (161 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Circulatory system symptoms (1579 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Blood vessel symptoms (480 causes)

    Symptoms related to TIA:

    Stroke (192 causes), Stroke-like symptoms, Transient loss of consciousness, Tingling sensation of the arms, Amaurosis fugax, Carotid artery stenosis (5 causes), Arotid bruit, Chest pain (1053 causes), Hypercholesterolemia (27 causes), Hypertension (398 causes), Aspirin, Doppler scan

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