Basic Summary for Transient Ischemic Attack


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Main name of condition: Transient Ischemic Attack
Other names or spellings: TIA, Mini-Strokes


What is Transient Ischemic Attack?
  Brief description of Transient Ischemic Attack: A temporary serious mini-stroke lasting only a few minutes.
  Parent types of Transient Ischemic Attack: Brain conditions
  Organs Affected by Transient Ischemic Attack: brain
Who gets Transient Ischemic Attack?
  Patient Profile for Transient Ischemic Attack: Mostly middle age adults
How serious is Transient Ischemic Attack?
  Complications of Transient Ischemic Attack: see complications of Transient Ischemic Attack
What causes Transient Ischemic Attack?
  Causes of Transient Ischemic Attack: see causes of Transient Ischemic Attack
  Risk factors for Transient Ischemic Attack: see risk factors for Transient Ischemic Attack
What are the symptoms of Transient Ischemic Attack?
  Duration of Transient Ischemic Attack: Typically from a few minutes up to 30 minutes; rarely more than 2 hours. If lasting 24 hours, the condition is called stroke.
  Symptoms of Transient Ischemic Attack: see symptoms of Transient Ischemic Attack
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Transient Ischemic Attack: see treatments for Transient Ischemic Attack
  Prevention of Transient Ischemic Attack: see prevention of Transient Ischemic Attack
Society issues for Transient Ischemic Attack
  Hospitalization statistics for Transient Ischemic Attack: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Transient Ischemic Attack:
  • 0.158% (20,124) of hospital consultant episodes were for unspecified transient cerebral ischaemic attack in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 74% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified transient cerebral ischaemic attack required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 48% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified transient cerebral ischaemic attack were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 52% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified transient cerebral ischaemic attack were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 95% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified transient cerebral ischaemic attack required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 7.6 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for unspecified transient cerebral ischaemic attack in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for unspecified transient cerebral ischaemic attack in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 73 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for unspecified transient cerebral ischaemic attack in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 16% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified transient cerebral ischaemic attack occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 53% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified transient cerebral ischaemic attack occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified transient cerebral ischaemic attack were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.209% (109,753) of hospital bed days were for unspecified transient cerebral ischaemic attack in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

Last revision: June 23, 2003

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