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Prevention of Stroke Following Transient Ischemic Attack.
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PMID:  21537897     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) are common neurologic events characterized by stroke-like symptoms that completely resolve. They were previously thought to be benign but research over the past decade has revealed the high risk of further neurologic and cardiac events following TIA. With the knowledge of prognosis following TIA, the need for more urgent diagnostic workup and treatment has become clear, and several tools for identifying patients at the highest risk have been developed. In this review, we discuss appropriate diagnostic testing, acute management, and long-term management for preventing stroke after TIA, current research in progress, as well as areas of need for future research.
Authors:
Sharon Poisson; S Claiborne Johnston
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-5-3
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current atherosclerosis reports     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1534-6242     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-5-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100897685     Medline TA:  Curr Atheroscler Rep     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurology, University of California San Francisco, 505 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94143-0114, USA, Sharon.Poisson@UCSFMedCtr.org.
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