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Transient ischaemic attack

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Introduction
A transient ischaemic attack (TIA) or 'mini stroke' is caused by a temporary disruption in the blood supply to part of the brain.
Symptoms of a transient ischaemic attack
You can identify the main symptoms of a transient ischaemic attack (TIA) by remembering the word F.A.S.T. (face-arms-speech-time).
Causes of a transient ischaemic attack
During a transient ischaemic attack (TIA), one of the small blood vessels that supply your brain with oxygen-rich blood becomes blocked.
Diagnosing a transient ischaemic attack
Seek immediate medical assistance if you or someone you know is displaying the signs and symptoms of a transient ischaemic attack (TIA).
Treating a transient ischaemic attack
After having a transient ischaemic attack (TIA), you will need treatment to help prevent another TIA or full stroke from occurring in the future.
Preventing a transient ischaemic attack
You can reduce your risk of having a TIA by maintaining a healthy weight by eating a healthy, balanced diet and exercising regularly.