What Is TIA (Mini-Stroke)? - Definition, Symptoms & Treatment


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What do the letters in TIA tell us about this condition?

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1. What is considered the TIA 'treatment window' to avoid permanent neurological damage?

2. What does FAST stand for?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet will evaluate your level of understanding of transient ischemic attacks. The quiz will cover areas like treatment of a TIA and the common causes of a TIA.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Utilize the assessment tools to gauge your understanding of:

  • The treatment window to avoid permanent brain damage
  • Common causes of a TIA
  • Treatment of a TIA
  • What FAST stands for

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related human anatomy and physiology lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the acronym FAST
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the treatment window for a TIA to avoid permanent brain damage

Additional Learning

To study more information about a TIA, go over the lesson titled What is TIA (Mini-Stroke)? - Definition, Symptoms & Treatment. The lesson contains the following objectives:

  • Identify what each word in TIA means
  • Review the signs and symptoms of a TIA and the importance of seeking help immediately
  • Learn what a certified stroke center is and what they do for a TIA
  • Recall the causes of a TIA
  • Learn about the different tests and diagnostic tools that are used to diagnose and treat a TIA