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Lafayette Regional Health Center

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Lee's Summit Medical Center

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Menorah Medical Center

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Overland Park Regional Medical Center

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TIA Clinics

The TIA Clinics at the HCA Midwest Health Neuroscience Institute help patients who have been diagnosed with TIA (Transient Ischemic Attack) or who are at risk for stroke.

What is a TIA or transient ischemic attack?

According to The American Stroke Association, a TIA is a “warning stroke” or “mini-stroke” that produces stroke-like symptoms but no lasting damage. Recognizing and treating TIAs can reduce your risk of a major stroke.

Most strokes aren’t preceded by TIAs; however, of the people who have had one or more TIAs, more than a third will later have a stroke. In fact, a person who’s had one or more TIAs is more likely to have a stroke than someone of the same age and sex who hasn’t.

TIAs are important in predicting if a stroke will occur rather than when one will happen. They can occur days, weeks, or even months before a major stroke. In about half the cases, the stroke occurs within one year of the TIA.

If you have symptoms of a TIA, get medical help right away. If you've had symptoms of a TIA but feel better now, you still need to see a doctor. You may need testing and once you've been checked by a doctor, you may be prescribed medication or need further treatment. Treatment may also focus on prevention methods such as reducing high blood pressure, controlling diabetes or quitting smoking. Eating a healthy diet and exercising may also help.

TIA Clinic Locations

  • Belton Regional Medical Center (only one day a week)
  • Centerpoint Medical Center
  • Lee's Summit Medical Center
  • Menorah Medical Center
  • Overland Park Regional Medical Center
  • Research Medical Center