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During a transient ischemic attack (TIA), blood flow to part of the
brain is temporarily blocked or reduced, often by a blood clot. This causes the
same symptoms as a stroke, but after a few minutes, blood flow is restored and
the symptoms go away.
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E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
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Richard D. Zorowitz, MD - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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