After an episode, doctors base treatments for transient ischemic attack on preventing stroke. The underlying condition that caused transient ischemic attack is diagnosed and then treated. Treatments can include medications, surgeries and lifestyle changes.
Each patient’s condition is different. Doctors at Florida Hospital work with patients to develop individual plans that fit the patient’s needs. These are some of the treatments for transient ischemic attack that may be included in these plans:
- Medicine, such as tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), antiplatelet medicine, aspirin, anticoagulants or blood thinners
- Carotid endarterectomy
- Carotid artery angioplasty
- Smoking cessation
- Improving diet
- Maintaining a healthy weight/losing weight safely
If this is an emergency, call 9-1-1 immediately.