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Transient ischaemic attack

The symptoms of a transient ischaemic attack (TIA) are the same as for a stroke, but they only last between a few minutes to a few hours, before completely disappearing. TIAs are also known as ‘mini-strokes’.

If you have a TIA, it can be a serious warning sign that there is a problem with the blood supply to your brain so you should never ignore it.

If you suffer a TIA, the treatment you receive will be treatment similar to the treatment for a stroke, depending on the cause of the TIA.