Harvard Health Letter
Do you know how to respond to a ministroke?
News briefs A ministroke, or transient ischemic attack (TIA), occurs when blood flow to part of the brain is blocked temporarily. It often causes one or two symptoms of a full-blown stroke — such as sudden face drooping, arm or leg weakness, confusion, slurred speech, or terrible headache — and typically lasts just a few minutes. If you’ve had a TIA, you are at much higher risk for subsequently suffering a full-blown stroke.