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Signs of Transient Ischemic Attack

Symptoms of Transient Ischemic Attack

The list of medical symptoms mentioned in various sources for Transient Ischemic Attack may include:

  • Patterns of symptoms of TIAs:
    • Sudden onset of symptoms
    • Episodes of stroke-like symptoms - see the symptoms of stroke
    • Short duration of episode - usually a few minutes up to 30 minutes; rarely more than 2 hours. If lasting 24 hours
    • The condition is called stroke
    • Recurring stroke-like attacks possible - although not recurring in some cases, other cases may recur up to several times a day.
  • Stroke-like symptoms - see the symptoms of stroke
  • more symptoms...»

Note that Transient Ischemic Attack symptoms usually refers to various medical symptoms known to a patient, but the phrase Transient Ischemic Attack signs may often refer to those signs that are only noticable by a doctor.

Signs or Symptoms of Transient Ischemic Attack:

NINDS Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) Information Page: NINDS (Excerpt)

TIA symptoms, which usually occur suddenly, are similar to those of stroke but do not last as long. Most symptoms of a TIA disappear within an hour, although they may persist for up to 24 hours. Symptoms can include: numbness or weakness in the face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body; confusion or difficulty in talking or understanding speech; trouble seeing in one or both eyes; and difficulty with walking, dizziness, or loss of balance and coordination. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) Information Page: NINDS)

Keep your heart and blood vessels healthy: NIDDK (Excerpt)

A stroke happens when part of your brain is not getting enough blood and stops working. Depending on the part of the brain that is damaged, a stroke can cause

  • Sudden weakness or numbness of your face, arm, or leg on one side of your body.

  • Sudden confusion, trouble talking, or trouble understanding.

  • Sudden dizziness, loss of balance, or trouble walking.

  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes or sudden double vision.

  • Sudden severe headache.

Sometimes, one or more of these warning signs may happen and then disappear. You might be having a "mini-stroke," also called a TIA (transient [TRAN-see-unt] ischemic [is-KEE-mik] attack). If you have any of these warning signs, tell your doctor right away. (Source: excerpt from Keep your heart and blood vessels healthy: NIDDK)

Headache -- Hope Through Research: NINDS (Excerpt)

Mild to moderate headaches are associated with transient ischemic attacks (TIA's), sometimes called "mini-strokes,"which result from a temporary lack of blood supply to the brain. The head pain occurs near the clot or lesion that blocks blood flow. The similarity between migraine and symptoms of TIA can cause problems in diagnosis. The rare person under age 40 who suffers a TIA may be misdiagnosed as having migraine; similarly, TIA-prone older patients who suffer migraine may be misdiagnosed as having stroke-related headaches. (Source: excerpt from Headache -- Hope Through Research: NINDS)

More Symptoms of Transient Ischemic Attack:

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What are the signs of Transient Ischemic Attack?

The phrase "signs of Transient Ischemic Attack" should, strictly speaking, refer only to those signs and symptoms of Transient Ischemic Attack that are not readily apparent to the patient. The word "symptoms of Transient Ischemic Attack" is the more general meaning; see symptoms of Transient Ischemic Attack.

The signs and symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Transient Ischemic Attack. This medical information about signs and symptoms for Transient Ischemic Attack has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Transient Ischemic Attack signs or Transient Ischemic Attack symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Transient Ischemic Attack may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Transient Ischemic Attack symptoms.


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