Transient ischemic attack (TIA) care at Mayo Clinic

Your Mayo Clinic care team

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 a transient ischemic attack, 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 learn 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 performing the most effective procedures using the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, rank among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic Children's Center in Rochester is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Minnesota, and the five-state region of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2023-2024 "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings.

Expertise and rankings

Expertise and experience

Mayo Clinic's stroke experts provide comprehensive care for more than 2,500 people with transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) each year.

Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota are each certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center — Arizona and Florida per Det Norske Veritas and Minnesota per the Joint Commission. Both organizations evaluate and accredit hospitals and staff. The Mayo Clinic Health System sites in Eau Claire and La Crosse, Wisconsin, and Mankato, Minnesota, are certified as Primary Stroke Centers by The Joint Commission.

Mayo Clinic's campuses have received the following achievement awards from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With the Guidelines (GWTG) — Stroke program:

  • Arizona – GWTG Stroke Gold Plus, Target: Honor Roll Elite Plus, and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll.
  • Eau Claire – GWTG Stroke Gold Plus, and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll.
  • Florida – GWTG Stroke Gold Plus, Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite, Advanced Therapy, and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll.
  • La Crosse – GWTG Stroke Gold Plus, Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite, and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll.
  • Mankato – Stroke Silver Plus and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll.
  • Rochester – GWTG Stroke Gold Plus, Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite, Advanced Therapy, and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll.

Latest technology and innovative programs

Mayo Clinic specialists 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.

Experts 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 providers at other sites. Mayo Clinic stroke specialists 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.

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's neurology and neurosurgery 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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