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Transient ischaemic attack (TIA)

A transient ischaemic attack (TIA) is similar to a full stroke, but the symptoms are temporary; lasting between a few minutes and 24 hours. A TIA is a warning sign that there may be a risk of a more major stroke in the near future.

The South West London sector has developed helpful documents:

TIA handouts in translation

New TIA leaflets are now available in a variety of translations for your use. They explain what a TIA is, how to lower your risk of stroke and what medications may be prescribed following TIA.

Department of Health

Payment by Results (PbR) for stroke and transient ischaemic attack (TIA) services - This best practice guide is designed to explain PbR in an accessible format for those involved in the provision and commissioning of TIA and stroke services.

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