TEST YOUR MEDICAL IQ
A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a temporary…
A. heart stoppage.
B. inability to breathe.
C. blood-pressure spike.
D. blockage of the brain’s blood supply.
Answer: D. A transient ischemic attack, also known as a mini-stroke, is a temporary disruption of the blood flow to the brain, possibly marked by numbness or paralysis in the face or limbs, vision disturbance, a severe headache or trouble speaking and understanding speech. Although symptoms usually last for only a few minutes, see a doctor right away if they occur. A TIA is a sign of plaque, clotting or other obstructions in the arteries leading to your brain.