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    Does a TIA leave permanent damage
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    Quinnmamma posted:
    OK I am confused. My husband had a stroke or a TIA in 2015. His neurologist is in a different town so he was treated by a Neuro in the Er. He was given TPA for the clot. Now the doctor is saying that it wasn't a full stroke but a TIA since his regular doctor wasn't there he refuses to say one way or the other. My husband still has impaired memory and mobility and it has been over a year. I have asked other doctors about this but there doesn't seem to be a consensus. I'm confused. So does a TIA leave permanent damage or not?
     
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    An_267472 responded:
    I have recently been told by a specialist that depending upon the severity of the TIA & the location in the brain that they can leave "permanent residual effects". Having a MRCP (it's a special type of MRI) can help determine if he has had new strokes & exactly where the brain has any damage. Also side effects of a stroke can appear later down the road. There are activities at home you can do to help "make new brain pathways" to help with his memory. Healing can take an extremely long time unfortunately. Hang in there & never give up!


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