Harvard Women's Health Watch
Why you should heed a ministroke
Transient ischemic attacks, or TIAs, can signal an impending stroke, but prompt care can minimize damage. Have you ever experienced a brief episode when your body seemed to be a little off—your vision was blurry, your speech slightly slurred, or one side of your body felt weaker than the other? If so, you may have experienced a transient ischemic attack (TIA), says Dr. Natalia Rost, a neurologist at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital.