Discussing the Real Impact of TIA

Published: Tuesday 20 May 2014

In Spring 2014, the Stroke Association launched our 'Not just a funny turn' campaign, which reported the key messages from our survey of 670 people who had experienced a transient ischaemic attack or TIA (also known as a mini-stroke).

A TIA is the same as a stroke, except that the symptoms last for a short amount of time. Although the symptoms may not last long, a TIA is still very serious. More than one in 12 people will have a stroke within a week of having a TIA, which is why a TIA is also sometimes called a warning stroke.

Joe Korner, Director External Affairs at the Stroke Association, with Peter Tugwell who had a TIA, and Dr Olivia Geraghty, Imperial College London

Our round-table meetings aim to share knowledge arising from our funded research and create a debate about the implications for health and social care policy and practice. They bring together researchers with stroke survivors, commissioners, clinicians, policymakers and other funders. The purpose of our TIA round-table was to discuss both the research we fund and the questions posed by our TIA survey.

Find out what happened and what we decided at the round-table by reading the full report.

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