Have you had symptoms that might be from a mini-stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA)?

Our team of stroke neurologists at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is developing an experimental questionnaire to see if we can answer this question online.


WebTIA Risk Calculator

Answer the questions below to see what your risk of stroke or TIA might be as compared to others who have answered the same questions online. See: http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0047997

IMPORTANT: Stroke is a medical emergency. If you think you are having a stroke, call 9-1-1. This risk calculator is NOT intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Talk to your doctor about any questions you have about your medical condition.

1. How old are you (in years)?

2. Did you have trouble speaking during the episode?
Yes
No

3. Did you have SUDDEN weakness in your face, arm, or leg?
Yes
No

3a. Was the weakness only on one side of the body?
Left side only
Right side only
Both sides

4. How long did your symptoms last?
0-10 minutes
10-59 minutes
60 minutes

Percentage of Participants That Were Diagnosed with a Stroke or TIA
Risk Score

IMPORTANT: Stroke is a medical emergency. If you think you are having a stroke, call 9-1-1. This risk calculator is NOT intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Talk to your doctor about any questions you have about your medical condition.

What Are Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIAs) or "Mini-Strokes"?

A transient ischemic attack (TIA) or "mini-stroke" occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is briefly interrupted. People with TIA have symptoms of sudden changes in brain function that might include weakness, numbness, unsteadiness, or difficulty speaking or understanding. Most symptoms of a TIA go away completely within an hour, although they can last for up to 24 hours.