What are transient strokes?
Transient ischemic or “mini” strokes are minor or minimal strokes that often serve as a sign that a major stroke is pending. They result from minor or short-term obstructions of oxygen, nutrients and blood to the brain. A full stroke may follow a month after such an attack or after a series of these mini attacks. These mini attacks may also precede a full stroke by just hours, which is one reason early intervention is so important and critical to one’s survival.