Transient ischaemic attack (TIA)
A transient ischemic attack (TIA) has similar symptoms to a stroke but only lasts a few minutes. If you think you are having a TIA, call 000 for an ambulance.
The main symptoms of stroke can be remembered using the word FAST (Face-Arms-Speech-Time). Learn about stroke symptoms and why it’s important to act quickly.
What causes a stroke?
Stroke is a largely preventable event and many stroke risk factors can be reduced by making lifestyle changes. Discover what might cause you to have a stroke.
Stroke prevention through medicines and surgery
Medical treatments to prevent stroke include surgery on the carotid arteries and medication to reduce blood pressure or clotting. Find out more here.
Strokes are usually diagnosed by studying images of the brain (brain imaging) and carrying out physical tests. Find out more here.