Mini-Stroke Symptoms in Women

Mini-Stroke Symptoms in Women

A mini-stroke, or transient ischemic attack (TIA), occurs when not enough blood reaches the brain for a very short period of time.

A mini-stroke generally doesn’t require immediate medical treatment because it clears up on its own; however, it may be a warning of a more serious stroke in the future. 

Cause and treatment

A mini-stroke may occur when a part of the hard plaque that causes atherosclerosis breaks off resulting in a blockage from an artery to the brain. To reduce mini-strokes in the future, you may want to talk to your doctor about medication or a treatment plan that’s right for you. 

Anytime you believe you are having a stroke or mini-stroke, call 911 or visit the nearest emergency room immediately!

​Schedule an appointment

If you think you may be at risk for a stroke or mini-stroke and would like to talk to a Memorial Heart and Vascular Center of Excellence doctor, please call​ (618) 222-1020 today.