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You’ve had a TIA: Learn how to prevent another one

You’ve had a TIA: Learn how to prevent another oneTIA (which stands for Transient Ischemic Attack) is a medical emergency. If you have had a TIA, your risk of having a stroke is much higher. Did you know that…

  • Each year, about 15,000 people in Canada experience a TIA. Many more go unreported.
  • People who have had a TIA are five times more likely to have a stroke over the next two years than the general population.
  • Many people who have a stroke had one or more TIAs before their stroke. 

This brochure can help you prevent another TIA in the future. You may also be able to prevent a stroke by reading these topics in the brochure:

  • What is a TIA?
  • What happens during a TIA?
  • Why is a TIA an emergency?
  • What causes a TIA?
  • How do doctors know you’ve had a TIA?
  • How can you prevent another TIA?
  • How to manage the main risk factors?
  • Treatments of TIA 

Click here to download the brochure (PDF, 1.5 MB)

Call 1-888-HSF-INFO (1-888-473-4636) for a free copy of this publication. You may also ask for health information on healthy living, stroke and heart disease, or how you can offer support in your community.

Last reviewed: March 2011