Please note: reference image is displayed in place of Flash media.
A Transient Ischemic Attack(TIA) is a sudden loss of function due to a temporary blockage in a blood vessel that supplies the brain with blood and oxygen. In this animation, fatty deposits (plaque) in the carotid artery of the neck is reducing blood flow to the brain. A rupture in the plaque can cause a blood clot to form, and part of it breaks off and travels up into a brain artery, blocking blood flow temporarily. When the blood flow is restored, brain function will usually return to normal.
©2018 Medmovie.com. All rights reserved. Medmovie.com creates and licenses medical illustrations and animations for educational use. Our goal is to increase your understanding of medical terminology and help communication between patients, caregiver and healthcare professionals. The content in the Media Library is for your information and education purposes only. The Media Library is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment for specific medical conditions.