My First TIA

Recently went for a CT scan - and after just two days got a call from my GP to say that I had had a mini stroke - is this a TIA ?

I now have to have a 24 hour ecg and in the meantime have been prescribed Aspirin. Reason for the CT scan was repeated bouts of Vertigo so I'm wondering if perhaps a blood clot was the culprit ? Also to accompany the Vertigo I have had a drop in hearing - could a blood clot be responsible for this too I wonder ?

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    A transient ischemic attack (TIA), or ministroke, occurs when part of the brain experiences a temporary lack of blood flow. This causes stroke-like symptoms that resolve within 24 hours. Unlike a stroke, a TIA doesn’t kill brain tissue or cause permanent disabilities. Since symptoms of a TIA and a stroke are nearly identical, you should seek immediate emergency attention if you experience any symptoms.

  • i have just been told id had a small stroke which could of happened at any time not being aware which is silent stroke...? no clue either .. but i do know i have behaviour impairment memory is about shot. im confused too .. all i know is they been treating me for all sorts of mental problems now she says we found the cause of why you act like you do...........? really over a year now seeing a shrink one mri says it all.. all depends i think where the stroke is............ mine was in the hypotalamus. where this controls emotions memory cognitive impairment. etc .. you could look it up but i dont understand the jargon .. hope you get sorted .. x

  • foundWhat is a Mini-Stroke?

    A mini-stroke, on the other hand, is a brief, but discrete and certainly memorable clinical event, in which a person develops the symptoms of a stroke for a few minutes to a few hours. By definition, the symptoms of a mini-stroke disappear in less than 24 hours. Mini-strokes are also referred to as TIAs. this ....

  • Had mini stroke 4 weeks ago. Waiting for test results. Will post more later

  • yes a mini stroke is a tia but it been picked up and meds should help

  • Hi Elizabeth, I have just had an episode which may have been a TIA. No symptoms after event but my neurologist put me on aspirin as a precaution. Feel blessed that I'm physically normal but emotionally I'm a wreck. Any advice? I'm 39

  • the ct scan would have picked up a plot clot i think good luck take care