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The major impact of ministrokes

Often referred to as a ministroke , a transient ischemic attack, or TIA, often lasts only minutes, but acts as a warning for a potential full stroke.

Stumble walking across the room? You simply aren't watching your step. Forget a name or can't get out the right words? It's just a fuzzy senior moment. Feeling a little dizzy? You only need to sit down for a second.

While you may dismiss these events as part of normal aging, they also could be subtle, yet serious signs you had a transient ischemic attack, or TIA, also known as a ministroke.

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