Sidelined Podcast - Ep. 4 | Transient Ischemic AttacksheadingContent

Posted on March 30, 2020

In this episode of Sidelined we talk with interventional neurologist Dr. Ali Malek about transient ischemic attacks (TIA). Dr. Malek explains a TIA is a mini-stroke. The reference point is retired Super-Bowl Champion Tedy Bruschi, a fit, former pro-football linebacker who helped the New England Patriots with his athletic prowess. Just a few years after retiring from NFL football, Bruschi suffered his second stroke. A brain-attack or stroke can happen to anyone, at any age. Dr. Malek said awareness of the warning signs using the FAST acronym along with the combination of innovative care, is saving lives. He also described stroke treatment options available today.