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Question 6

List 4 problems that a patient might commonly experience during a TIA produced by ischemia in brain tissue supplied by the vertebral-basilar circulation. 

  

 

Answer to Question 6

Any four of those:

  • Weakness or paralysis of the face, arm or leg on one or both sides
  • Numbness, tingling, or other sensory problems involving the face, arm or leg on one or both sides
  • Problems speaking clearly (dysarthria).
  • Problems with gait or limb coordination or with balance
  • Vertigo (sense that the world is spinning) or dizziness
  • Diplopia (double vision), blindness or homonymous hemianopsia