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During a transient ischemic attack (TIA), blood flow to part of the
brain is temporarily blocked or reduced, often by a blood clot. This causes the
same symptoms as a stroke, but after a few minutes, blood flow is restored and
the symptoms go away.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineMartin J. Gabica, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerRichard D. Zorowitz, MD - Physical Medicine and RehabilitationMartin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
Current as ofJune 4, 2016
Current as of:
June 4, 2016
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Richard D. Zorowitz, MD - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
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