A transient ischemic attack is commonly referred to as a TIA or a mini stroke. A TIA occurs when the brain loses the blood flow in normally needs temporarily. People experience stroke symptoms that may last a few seconds, up to around 24 hours. A mini stroke doesn’t cause permanent disability, but is often a sign of the potential of a full stroke.
The symptoms of a mini stroke are typically identical to those of a full strength stroke. These signs are a warning and can let you get an early diagnosis and early treatment. Approximately 1 out of every 3 people who have a mini stroke will get a full stroke later. Early treatment and planning can reduce that risk.