All About Transient Ischaemic Attacks

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Transient ischaemic attacks (TIAs), sometimes referred to as ‘mini strokes’, are often ignored because symptoms improve and the immediate effects are minimal. However, they are a warning sign that must be taken seriously.

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A transient ischaemic attack (TIA) is essentially a minor stroke that often lasts for a short duration of time. It is caused by a temporary blockage of the blood supply to the brain, starving it of oxygen and nutrients. A TIA can be a warning that a full-blown stroke is imminent. For this reason, TIAs should be treated as an emergency and should never be ignored.


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Helen Simpson
02 Dec 2020
As this is part of subjects i am studying at the moment it was an re-enforcement of my learning
Vanessa Haines
12 Jun 2020
Overview of TIAs and the importance of identifying them early in order to implement interventions to prevent full CVAs. By identifying the incidence of TIAs can allow HCP to educate clients for a better lifestyle.
Tina Garrard
11 Jun 2020
Short, factual & easy to follow & understand, This reinforces my current knowledge
Geoffrey Goodfellow
14 Jun 2020
Concise and clear article
Fay Belson
12 Jun 2020
Julia Spencer
11 Jun 2020
Brief and to the point, it will enable me to respond quickly if I identify a patient in my care is suffering from a TIA/ stroke
Kiarra-Lee Bourke
15 Aug 2023
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Relevant to my studies.
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Ashleigh Mulcahy
10 Jun 2020
To the point. Interesting read and well presented.
Maggie Sullivan
24 Feb 2022
12 Jun 2020
Good and short
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