Transient ischaemic attack (TIA)

A transient ischaemic attack (TIA, also known as a mini-stroke) is similar to a stroke, but the symptoms do not last as long. However, it should still be treated as a medical emergency. This factsheet explains how to recognise a TIA using the FAST test, the assessments and treatments you should have afterwards and what you can do to reduce your risk of a further TIA or stroke.

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Published September 2012, next review due March 2014

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