Transient Ischemic Attack

Questions to Ask Your Doctor

If you've been diagnosed with transient ischemic attack, there are several key questions that you should ask your cardiologist during your next visit. These questions will ensure that you and your doctor have discussed your major risk factors so that you can become or stay as healthy as possible.
  • What is a transient ischemic attack (TIA)?
  • What are the symptoms of a transient ischemic attack (TIA)?
  • If I have what sounds like transient ischemic attack (TIA) syptoms, when should I see a doctor?
  • How is a transient ischemic attack (TIA) diagnosed, especially if my symptoms go away before I see a doctor?
  • What are the risk factors for a transient ischemic attack (TIA)?
  • What are the treatment options for transient ischemic attack (TIA)?
  • Will I need to be on blood-thinning medications if I have a transient ischemic attack (TIA)? If so, what are the options and how do I know which of these is right for me?
  • Does transient ischemic attack (TIA) increase my risk of stroke or heart attack?
  • How common are transient ischemic attacks (TIAs), and how often do they progress to stroke?
  • How can I prevent having a transient ischemic attack (TIA)?
  • If I've had a transient ischemic attack (TIA), will I need to be followed by a cardiologist or neurologist, or both?
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