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Transient ischaemic attack: clinical relevance, risk prediction and urgency of secondary prevention.

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PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Transient ischaemic attack (TIA) is increasingly recognized as a harbinger of stroke and an important opportunity for secondary prevention. We have reviewed recent evidence on the burden of TIA and prediction and prevention of stroke in the acute phase. RECENT FINDINGS: Although recent data on the incidence and prevalence of TIA are lacking, available data suggest that the burden of TIA is higher than previously estimated and may be expected to increase with the ageing of ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience, Biomedical Research Centre
Role:
Author
Journal:
Current opinion in neurology
Volume:
22
Issue:
1
Pages:
46-53
Publication date:
2009-02-05
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EISSN:
1473-6551
ISSN:
1350-7540
URN:
uuid:afc803e0-4dd6-4b5e-a8b1-a35609081def
Source identifiers:
119347
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pubs:119347

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