A Short Note On Transient Ischemic Attack

899 WordsMay 4, 20164 Pages
TIA or transient ischemic attack is the result of a temporary interruption of blood flow to part of the brain, spinal cord or retina. This is can cause stroke like symptoms, but does not damage to the brain cells or cause the person permanent damage. Although, the symptoms of a TIA are similar to that of a stroke such as numbness one side of the body or muscle weakness, difficulty speaking or understanding speech, loss of balance or dizziness and double visions or difficulty seeing out of one or both eyes. These symptoms can very depend on were the interruption of blood flow the brain is. These symptoms will generally dissipate after a few min but can last up to 24 hours. The causes of a TIA can be a small floating blood clot that temporarily blocks an artery, or narrowing of the arteries that supply blood to the by atherosclerosis or plaque buildup. There are other conditions that can cause TIA but regardless of the causes this can lead to a higher chance of A CVA and is considered a warning sign to a stroke, or cerebrovascular accident this also referred to as a stroke. Although, the symptoms are similar to a TIA with a stroke the affects can be cause permanent damage to brain cells, leaving the person with a permeant disability. Like a TIA strokes symptoms depend on the area of the brain affected. However there are two types of strokes Ischemic and hemorrhagic. Ischemic stroke happens when the arteries that supply blood to the brain becomes blocked. This type of stroke is
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