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Transient Ischemic Attack

  • By: Cara Sedney
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) are “mini-strokes” in which stroke symptoms such as weakness, numbness, blindness, or confusion occur for a limited amount of time and then resolve. These incidents are significant because they may herald an impending stroke. Although there is ...

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