When the signs and/or symptoms characteristic of a transient ischemic attack cease within a period of 24 hours, there is talk of T.I.A. (Transient Ischemic Attack). A transient ischemic attack can last a few minutes or hours and disappear completely without consequences.

It is Temporary because it is a condition of risk, an alarm signal that can precede a true stroke or cerebrovascular accident.

In fact, the 20% of the cases of Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIA) evolve in stroke within a period of one year. The decision to go to the doctor after a transitional period, usually prevents cerebrovascular accidents fatal or severely disabling.

The window of time that must not be exceeded, between stroke and medical intervention, either for the thrombolytic therapy, which involves the "disintegration" of the thrombus that impedes the flow of blood, as to the operation of the hematoma reduction is approximately three hours. The fact remains that it is essential to arrive as quickly as possible to the hospital, so much so that it speaks of "golden hour" or the sixty minutes of gold, within which the proper care can not only ensure the survival, but also limit the consequences post-ischemia.

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