Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)

Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)

TIA is often called a “mini-stroke” and usually causes no permanent damage to the brain. This occurs when a clot, possibly originating from the diseased carotid artery,  travels to the brain.  Episodes last less than 5 minutes. TIA is a serious warning sign, as about 1/3 of people who experience TIA will have a stroke within a year. Click here for more information.