Transient ischaemic attack (TIA)

A transient ischaemic attack or TIA (also known as a mini-stroke) is the same as a stroke, except that the symptoms last for a short amount of time. If you think you may have had a TIA, or know someone who has, this factsheet explains what the symptoms are, what you should do when you have them and how a TIA is diagnosed and treated.

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Published April 2014, next review due April 2017.

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