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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 57  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 252--256

Transient ischemic attacks - Definition, risk prediction and urgent management


1 Ananthapuri Hospitals and Research Institute, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
2 Calgary Stroke Program, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta

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P N Sylaja
Ananthapuri Hospitals and Research Institute, Trivandrum
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.53262

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Recent evidence suggests that the risk of stroke in first few months after transient ischemic attack is higher than that was previously realized. There are clinical and imaging predictors which help in risk stratifying the patients to identify the high risk group who need immediate hospitalization and urgent evaluation. Recent advances in neuroimaging have revolutionized the evaluation of these patients. Further research is required in the deciding on the optimal treatment of these patients in the acute phase.






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