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Short Term (90 Day) Risk of Stroke in Patients with Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)

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Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

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Johnston et al evaluated the short term (within 90 days) risk for stroke in patients presenting to the Emergency Department with a Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA). Patients with TIAs have a susbstantial short term risk for stroke, hospitalization, cardiovascular events and death. The presence of certain risk factors can identify patients who may benefit from more aggressive evaluation and treatment. The authors are from 3 hospitals (UCSF, VAMC, KPNC) in San Francisco.

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