Mini Strokes or Transient Ischemic Attacks are a real concern – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Often called a mini stroke, a Transient Ischemic Attack or TIA should not be taken lightly.
Warach: To have a TIA is really like a wake-up call to say better check everything especially if you already have risk factors or are on medicines.
Narrator: Dr. Steven Warach is with the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
Warach: The traditional definition of a TIA is that the symptoms last for less than 24 hours.
Narrator: Dr. Warach warns that anyone who experiences a sudden onset of not being able to speak or weakness on one side of the body should seek immediate medical treatment. For more information 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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