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Hi, I can understand your concerns as a cardiologist
how was the TIA diagnosed?
did you have a TEE? (transesophageal echo)
The most important thing would be to see what caused the TIA, to rule out a cardiac source, a TEE would be indicated to make sure there is not a small hole in the heart. The symptoms that you are experiencing are not typical of a TIA, since classically symptoms of a TIA last less than 24 hours. You can travel, but I would advise Aspirin 325mg daily until a full cardiac evaluation.
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has the weakness completely resolved?
If not, you probably have had an actual stroke, not just a TIA.
Initial imaging of the head doesn't always reveal this.
If you are still experiencing symptoms, it's not a cause for alarm, but you need follow up imaging with MRI of the brain, physical therapy and someone who can follow your care to see what caused this in the first place.
Are you connected with a neurologist locally?
important imaging would be a TEE as I mentioned above, as well as an ultrasound of your carotid arteries.
absolutely, 2 reasons for a TEE - one is to make sure that you don't have clots in the heart, second is to make sure that you don't have a hole in the heart.
I wish you best of luck.
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