Transient ischemic attack (TIA) care at Mayo Clinic

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Mayo Clinic doctors trained in blood vessel and brain conditions (cerebrovascular neurologists), blood vessel conditions and imaging (endovascular surgical neuroradiologists), blood vessel conditions and brain surgery (vascular neurosurgeons), physical medicine and rehabilitation, emergency medicine, and other areas work together to promptly diagnose and treat people who have had TIAs, and to prevent them in people who are at risk of strokes.

Having all this expertise in a single place, focused on you, means that you're not just getting one opinion — your care is discussed among the team, your test results are available quickly, appointments are scheduled in coordination and the most highly specialized stroke experts in the world are all working together for you.

What might take months to accomplish elsewhere can typically be done in a matter of days at Mayo Clinic.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

With state-of-the-art research and laboratory facilities, Mayo Clinic stroke experts use advanced technology and sophisticated imaging tests to accurately diagnose TIAs or other cerebrovascular conditions. They work together to determine the cause of your symptoms and to determine the most appropriate treatment for you.

At Mayo Clinic, the team of vascular neurosurgeons is experienced in determining and performing the most effective procedures using the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., is ranked highly performing for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery.

Expertise and rankings

Expertise and experience

Mayo Clinic's stroke experts provide comprehensive care for more than 1,800 people with transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) each year.

Mayo Clinic's campuses in Florida and Minnesota are each certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission, a national organization that evaluates and accredits hospitals and staff. Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona, and the Mayo Clinic Health System sites in Eau Claire and La Crosse, Wisconsin, and Mankato, Minnesota, are certified as Primary Stroke Centers.

Mayo Clinic's campuses in Minnesota, Arizona, and the Mayo Clinic Health System site in La Crosse, Wisconsin, received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines - Stroke Gold Plus Quality award and Target: Stroke Honor Roll-Elite Plus achievement. Mayo Clinic Health System's site in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, received the Stroke Gold Plus Quality award.

Latest technology and innovative programs

Mayo Clinic doctors use advanced technology and detailed imaging tests to diagnose TIAs or other cerebrovascular conditions, to determine the cause of your symptoms, and to determine the most appropriate treatment.

Doctors at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota use stroke telemedicine to evaluate people who have had TIAs at remote sites and provide treatment recommendations to doctors at other sites. Doctors communicate using digital video cameras, internet telecommunications, robots and other technology.

Research leader

Mayo Clinic doctors and researchers actively study TIA causes, risk factors, prevention, diagnostic tests and treatment options, and conduct clinical trials.

Read about research in stroke and vascular disease, vascular biology, and neurology.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., is ranked highly performing for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report.

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's neurosurgery and neurology departments' expertise and rankings.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

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March 07, 2020