A transient ischemic attack (TIA) happens when blood flow to part of the brain is
stopped for a short time. It's also called a mini-stroke because the symptoms are
the same as a stroke but they don't last long or cause lasting damage.
A TIA is a warning that you may have a stroke in the future. Early treatment can help
prevent a stroke.
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