Resource type: Information leaflet

Publication type: Publication

A transient ischaemic attack or TIA (also known as a mini-stroke) is a major warning sign of a stroke. This guide explains what you can do to reduce your risk of a stroke.

A TIA is the same as a stroke, except that the symptoms last for a short time. This guide looks at the symptoms, how its diagnosed, and treatments to reduce your risk of a stroke.

Topics include:

  • Spotting the signs of a TIA.
  • How is a TIA diagnosed?
  • Will I have a stroke after TIA?
  • Causes of TIA.
  • Blood-thinning medication after TIA.
  • Emotional changes and fatigue after TIA.
  • TIA of unknown cause.
  • Healthy lifestyle changes after TIA.

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Document date

Publication date
May 2022
Next review due
April 2024