Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Transient Ischemic Attack Outlook

What to expect with TIA:

  • About 1 in 10 people who have a transient ischemic attack have a stroke within 3 months.
  • About half of the strokes occur in the first two days after a transient ischemic attack.
  • About 3 in 10 people who have a transient ischemic attack have a stroke within 5 years.

If you have had a TIA, the following factors can increase the risk stroke:
  • Age over 60
  • History for diabetes
  • Systolic blood pressure greater than 140 or diastolic blood pressure greater than 90
  • Your TIA caused weakness in a part of your body
  • Your TIA caused speech impairment
  • Your TIA symptoms lasted for more than 10 minutes

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Last Updated: Aug 16, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Transient Ischemic Attack References
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