Transient Ischemic Attacks, also called Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) or mini-strokes, are brief episodes of stroke symptoms that typically last less than 24 hours. Generally, no permanent loss of ability is noticed after a TIA.
To provide immediate treatment and observation of patients suspected of having a TIA, a dedicated team of caregivers are available 24 hours a day in our TIA Center located on the WakeMed Raleigh Campus.
The TIA Center works to provide timely care and management of TIA patients, including expedited diagnostic testing and treatment, risk factor identification and management, and patient and family education.
The symptoms of TIA include:
15% of all stroke patients will have experienced a TIA prior to the stroke. The risk of stroke after TIA is:
- 10% after 7 days
- 14% after 30 days
- 18% after 90 days
After a minor stroke, the risk of recurrence is even greater:
- 11.5% after 7 days
- 15% after 30 days
- 18.5% after 90 days