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What Is a Transient Ischemic Attack?

Last updated 4 years ago

While many people are familiar with strokes and the impact that they can have on a person's health and everyday life, transient ischemic attacks (TIA) are less well understood by the general public. TIA is considered by neurology and stroke care professionals to be a mini-stroke caused by a blood clot that essentially dissolves instead of continuing to travel towards the brain. Although TIA only presents temporary blockage and leaves no permanent damage, it is disconcerting to medical professionals nonetheless because it often precedes an actual stroke.

Stroke care professionals typically see a third of patients who have been stricken by TIA go on to have a stroke within one year. That is just one of the reasons why it is essential for anyone who has experienced TIA to seek medical attention at the emergency care or stroke care center here at South Bay Hospital. The caring and highly skilled staff at our hospital is also trained in the fields of cancer care, vascular care, and neurology and neurosurgery. To learn more about South Bay Hospital, call (888) 685-1595.


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