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Tyrrell P, Martin S, Rudd A. Rapid diagnosis of TIA reduces risk of subsequent stroke. Practitioner 2012;256 (1754):17-20

Rapid diagnosis of TIA reduces risk of subsequent stroke

19 Sep 2012Pais-up subscribers

A transient ischaemic attack (TIA) is defined as a stroke that recovers completely within 24 hours of onset. TIA and stroke are the same disease and both need to be treated with equal urgency. Patients with ongoing symptoms and signs at the time of assessment, however early after onset and even if improving, need to be treated as stroke with rapid transfer to an inpatient stroke service.

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