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Transient Ischemic Attack (Mini-Stroke) (cont.)

Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) Prognosis

TIA should be considered a major warning sign of potential of stroke. The patient and primary care provider should work as a team to help prevent the occurrence of a devastating stroke.

Medically reviewed by Jon Glass, MD; American board of Psychiatry and Neurology

REFERENCES:

References: Rothwell, PM "Effect of urgent treatment of transient ischemic attack and minor stroke on early recurrent stroke (EXPRESS study): a prospective population-based sequential comparison." Neurology. 2007 DOI:10.1016/S0140-6736(07)61448-2

Stroke.org. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA): Prognosis and Key Management Considerations. ABCD2 Score.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/2/2014

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