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Clinical Services at Rush About Transient Ischemic Attacks
Early Intervention is Crucial
  • Transient ischemic attack (TIA), or “mini-stroke,” causes the same symptoms as a stroke but lasts only minutes to a few hours.
  • TIA occurs within one week before a full-blown stroke in 20 percent of patients.
  • Approximately 10 to 15 percent of TIA patients have a stroke within three months; half of this risk(5 to 7.5 percent) is within the first 48 hours.
  • Early management and appropriate interventions can lower these risks by 80 percent.
Warning Signs of Stroke or TIA

Sudden onset of any of the following:

  • Weakness or numbness in the face, arm or leg — especially on one side of the body
  • Confusion or difficulty speaking or understanding language
  • Problems with vision in one or both eyes
  • Vertigo or problems with coordination or balance

For more information about stroke care at Rush, visit the Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease home page.





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