Transient ischaemic attack (TIA)

Resource type: Information leaflet

Publication type: Publication

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 to request a braille copy 

Document date

Publication date
September 2017
Next review due
September 2019