A Transient ischaemic attack is often called a ‘mini stroke’ or a TIA. The symptoms are very similar to those of a full stroke but they only last for up to 24 hours. However, a TIA is still a sign that the brain is not receiving enough blood and there is a risk of a more serious stroke in the future.
A TIA should never be ignored and may be an indicator that an individual will go on and have a full stroke in the future. Therefore effective management of the TIA may reduce the risk of this happening.
Symptoms of a TIA or stroke can be:
- Left or right sided weakness
- Difficulty with speaking
- Mixing up words when talking
- Facial droop
- Balance issues
- Visual disturbance
Stroke may present as a complex combination of a number of these symptoms – please consult your GP if you have any concerns regarding these.
How can we help?
Dr Shakeel Ahmad (consultant physician, stroke specialist) leads a multi-disciplinary team approach to managing your care. A team comprising of a consultant physician, consultant radiologist, consultant surgeon and outpatient nurses are available to ensure you have access to the specialist care that you may require. We provide MRI/MRA imaging of the brain and all the major arteries in the head & neck which is the gold standard investigation for TIA/Strokes.
To book an appointment please contact Dr Shakeel Ahmad’s private secretary, Sarah Thomas.
- 029 2054 0072,
or complete the Contact Us form.
We also accept patient’s with BUPA insurance. Further information is available on Dr Shakeel Ahmad’s BUPA profile.