The shocking truth about TIA patients

Many people who experience symptoms consistent with a Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA) fail to report it, according to a survey of more than two thousand adults.

In fact, only 3% seek medical assistance.

Just over a third of respondents to the US survey said they had had experienced at least one TIA symptom, lasting from a few minutes to up to 24 hours. This is what they reported:

  • 20% had a sudden and unexplained severe headache with no known cause.
  • 14% had sudden and unexplained trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination.