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In some cases, strokes are followed by transient ischemic attacks (TIAs). These are sometimes called "mini-strokes."
Do not ignore symptoms of a transient ischemic attack (TIA).
Call 911 right away.
TIAs are caused by a temporary loss of blood flow to a part of your brain. They have the same symptoms as a stroke.
Symptoms usually go away within minutes or a few hours. There is no way to predict if symptoms will last.
These mini-strokes require the same immediate attention as those of a lasting stroke.
First published: 02/01/2006
Last updated: 12/09/2011
Reviewed by: Allina Health's Patient Education Department experts