What is a mild stroke?
You’ve probably heard the terms “mild stroke” or “mini-stroke.” But what is a mild stroke exactly? A mild stroke is also known as a transient ischemic attack (TIA). A TIA is when blood flow to a part of the brain, spinal cord, or retina briefly stops. This can cause momentary stroke-like symptoms but doesn’t harm brain cells or cause permanent disability.
A mild stroke is caused when one of the arteries that supplies blood to the brain becomes blocked. In a mild stroke, the blockage corrects itself quickly.