Since TIA has the same causes and symptoms of stroke, the conditions related to transient ischemic attack are also related to stroke. An ischemic stroke occurs when a blood clot blocks an artery. Blood can no longer travel to specific areas of the brain, and the tissue can die.
Transient ischemic attack is caused in the same way, but resolves after only a few minutes.
Stroke, and other conditions related to transient ischemic attack that cause the blood clot or narrowing of the arteries must be treated to avoid a life-threatening condition.
These are some of the conditions related to TIA:
- Atrial fibrillation
- Carotid artery disease
- Pulmonary embolism