Stroke Articles A-Z
TIA - TIA Risk Factors
This page contains links to eMedTV Stroke Articles containing information on subjects from TIA to TIA Risk Factors. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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A TIA is a stroke-like episode caused by a brief interruption in blood flow to the brain. This eMedTV article offers a look at risk factors for this event, and also discusses some of its causes and symptoms.
- TIA (Mini-Stroke)
As this eMedTV page explains, a mini-stroke (TIA) is a potentially life-threatening condition and the symptoms should not be ignored. This segment lists possible signs, explains the cause, and includes a link to more info on this condition.
- TIA and Stroke
Although they may cause similar symptoms, a transient ischemic attack, or TIA, and stroke are not the same. This eMedTV article explains that a stroke's symptoms last at least 24 hours, while symptoms of a TIA may last less than 30 minutes.
- TIA Diagnosis
In the case of a transient ischemic attack, or TIA, diagnosis may involve blood tests, CT scans, and MRIs. This eMedTV resource looks at the process of diagnosing a TIA -- from the first questions doctors may ask to tests used in diagnosis.
- TIA Prevention
TIA prevention usually involves lifestyle changes, such as losing weight and exercising regularly. This eMedTV Web page discusses strategies for preventing a TIA, which may also involve medications (such as aspirin) as well as certain procedures.
- TIA Risk Factors
Transient ischemic attack, or TIA, risk factors include such things as smoking and being male. This eMedTV page provides an in-depth discussion of risk factors for TIA, such as having high blood pressure, being African American, and having diabetes.