It is nice talking with you. Here is the latest I have on TIAs and this was the information given to me in July of this year by my Dr. at Noran Neurological Clinic.
A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is like a stroke, producing similar symptoms, but usually lasting only a few minutes and causing no permanent damage. Often called a ministroke, a transient ischemic attack may be a warning. about one in three people who have a transient ischemic attack eventually has a stroke, with about half occurring within a year after the transient ischemic attack.
A transient ischemic attack can serve as both a warning and an opportunity — a warning of an impending stroke and an opportunity to take steps to prevent it.
Because a transient ischemic attack is short-lived, your doctor may diagnose a TIA based just on the medical history of the event rather than on anything found during a general physical and neurological examination. To help determine the cause of your TIA and to assess your risk of stroke, your doctor may rely on the following:
Computerized tomography (CT) scanning.
Computerized tomography angiography (CTA) scanning.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA).
Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE).
As TIAs can be of very short duration your fainting spell may have masked your symptoms.
I had the CT, MRI, MRA of brain and carotids, TEE and many blood studies.
You say yu ar4 prone to fainting spell, can you share when it is your likely to faint ?
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