Mini Strokes or Transient Ischemic Attacks are a real concern – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. It’s called a Transient Ischemic Attack or TIA.
Warach: 5-6 Most of the time a TIA lasts just a few minutes.
Narrator: Dr. Steven Warach of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke says a TIA is what doctors sometimes call a mini-stroke.
Warach: We know that patients that have TIAs are much more likely to have a big one- big stroke- over the next days and weeks.
Narrator: The main risk factors for TIAs are high blood pressure and diabetes. To learn more about TIAs and risk factors visit www.ninds.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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