Complications of Transient Ischemic Attack


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About complications: Complications of Transient Ischemic Attack are secondary conditions, symptoms, or other disorders that are caused by Transient Ischemic Attack. In many cases the distinction between symptoms of Transient Ischemic Attack and complications of Transient Ischemic Attack is unclear or arbitrary.

Complications list for Transient Ischemic Attack: The list of complications that have been mentioned in various sources for Transient Ischemic Attack includes:

  • Stroke - a TIA indicates an oncoming full stroke in about a third of cases.
  • Recurrent TIAs - some cases have recurrences of TIAs, and in some severe cases, several TIAs daily.

Complications of Transient Ischemic Attack: TIAs are often warning signs that a person is at risk for a more serious and debilitating stroke. About one-third of those who have a TIA will have an acute stroke some time in the future. Many strokes can be prevented by heeding the warning signs of TIAs and treating underlying risk factors. 1

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from NINDS Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) Information Page: NINDS

Last revision: June 23, 2003

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