Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA): Symptoms & Signs

Medically Reviewed on 1/8/2020

A transient ischemic attack, or TIA, is also known as a "mini-stroke." The symptoms of a TIA are the same as those of a stroke, but they do not persist over time. As with a stroke, the symptoms depend on the specific region and extent of the brain that is affected.

Possible signs and symptoms of TIA include

Other associated symptoms can include

Cause of transient ischemic attack (TIA)

Blockage of a portion of the blood supply to the brain causes a stroke, and a TIA happens when this occurs for a brief period of time.

Other transient ischemic attack (tia) symptoms and signs

  • Blurred Vision
  • Difficulty Swallowing
  • Difficulty Walking
  • Feeling Faint
  • Impaired Voice
  • Lightheadedness
  • Mental Confusion
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Problems With Coordination
  • Reduced Sensation of Touch
  • Slurred Speech
  • Vertigo
  • Vision Loss
  • Weakness or Numbness of One Side of the Body


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Jameson, J. Larry, et al. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 20th Ed. New York: McGraw-Hill Education, 2018.