According to a new study by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA), nearly 1 in 3 Americans has experienced a symptom consistent with a TIA. This is a transient ischemic attack or warning stroke. The AHA/ASA found that those who suffered a warning or mini-stroke were more likely to take medication, rest, or simply wait rather than calling 911.
Alarming Number of TIA Sheds Light on Cardiovascular Dangers
According to Mitch Elkind, M.D., chair of the American Stroke Association: “Ignoring any stroke sign could be a deadly mistake, […] call 911 right away to improve chances of an accurate diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.”