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Did You Know?

Did you know that having a transient ischemic attack (TIA) puts you at an increased risk for having a stroke?

TIA is a serious warning sign — your body's way of telling you something may be wrong. This is the time to take action.

TIAs can happen days, weeks or even months before a major stroke. In about half the cases of stroke following the TIA, a person suffers a stroke within one year of experiencing the TIA.1

This may have serious consequences, so it is extremely important to recognize TIA symptoms and seek immediate medical attention.


More than 1/3 of people who have a TIA are expected to eventually suffer a stroke2 — although studies may vary, up to 20% of these people will suffer a stroke within 90 days.3

Strokes have serious and long-lasting consequences. Disabilities range from minor problems, such as weakness of an arm or leg, to much more serious issues, such as being paralyzed on one side or losing the ability to speak. Some people recover completely from stroke, but almost 70% of stroke survivors will live with some type of disability.4

The good news

There are many ways to help reduce the risk for a stroke after experiencing the warning of a TIA, including medical treatment. There are a number of treatment options you should discuss with your doctor to help reduce the risk for secondary stroke. Click here to learn about one of these prescription medications.

Knowing the risk factors can help you understand your risk for stroke after experiencing a TIA. Click here to learn about the risk factors for TIA.

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Risk Factors

Find out what puts you at greater risk for a TIA.


Warning Signs and Symptoms

Know the 5 signs of TIA.


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