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.