A TIA, or Transient Ischemic Attack – which is also known as a “mini-stroke” – is caused by a temporary interruption of blood flow to the brain. The symptoms (warning signs) are similar to an ischemic stroke except they go away within a few minutes or hours. Many people can have a TIA without even knowing it. A TIA is an important warning sign that puts you at increased risk of a full-blown stroke. A useful resource titled “Understanding Stroke and TIA Prevention” has been developedby the Champlain Regional Stroke Network.
travels to the brain.
This kind of stroke is called a hemorrhagic stroke. High blood pressure can cause this type of bleeding stroke.