Transient Ischemic Attack Clinic
A transient ischemic attack (TIA) occurs when the brain does not receive enough blood momentarily. Symptoms appear similiar to a stroke, but symptoms resolve within minutes to hours.
This is a harbinger of permanent brain damage and should be addressed quickly by medical providers. The chance of having permanent brain damage (stroke) is as high as 10 percent in the next 48 hours for many people.
Banner Good Samaritan's TIA clinic is designed to rapidly address these events and work to reduce the risk of stroke by almost 90 percent. Patients referred to the TIA clinic will undergo a thorough evaluation and work-up by a stroke neurologist. Patients will receive education on stroke risk factors and stroke prevention.
Findings from the evaluation will be communicated to the referring physician. An algorithim to determine whether a patient should be referred to the TIA clinic is a useful tool for physicians who are treating a patient with TIA.
To learn more about our TIA clinic or to refer a patient to the TIA clinic, please call the Stroke Clinic at (602) 839-2586.