Transient ischemic attack (TIA)
A transient ischemic attack (TIA) happens when blood flow to part of the brain is stopped for a short time. This can cause stroke symptoms that may last for at least a few minutes. But unlike a stroke, a TIA doesn't cause lasting brain damage.
A TIA is a warning that you may have a stroke in the future. Early treatment can help prevent a stroke.
Current as of: March 28, 2022
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Richard D. Zorowitz MD - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation & Caroline S. Rhoads MD - Internal Medicine