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.
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.