Transient ischaemic attack (TIA)

Resource type: Information leaflet

Publication type: Publication

September 2017
Resource type

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 time. If you or someone you know has had a TIA, this guide explains what the symptoms are, what you should do when you have them, and how a TIA is diagnosed and treated.

Accessible formats

  • Clear print: you can download a pdf at the end of this page.
  • Large print: you can download a large print version at the end of this page.
  • Braille: email info@stroke.org.uk to request a braille copy 

Document date

Next review due
September 2019

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