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Signs an Symptoms of TIA

How will I know if I'm having a transient ischemic attack (TIA)?

Common TIA symptoms include:1

  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • Sudden, severe headache with no known cause

Everyone is different, so symptoms may be different from person to person. TIA symptoms last less than a day, yet most last less than five minutes from beginning to end.2 Because TIAs begin and end so quickly, they can be hard to recognize as serious warning signs.

Did you know?

About half of all people who have a TIA don't report it to their doctors.3 This may have serious consequences, so it is extremely important to recognize TIA symptoms and seek immediate medical attention.

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