D-dimer, magnetic resonance imaging diffusion-weighted imaging, and ABCD2 score for transient ischemic attack risk stratification.

@article{Cucchiara2009DdimerMR,
  title={D-dimer, magnetic resonance imaging diffusion-weighted imaging, and ABCD2 score for transient ischemic attack risk stratification.},
  author={Brett L. Cucchiara and Steve R Messe and Lauren Sansing and Larami Mackenzie and Robert A. Taylor and James P Pacelli and Qaisar A. Shah and Eleanor S. Pollak and Scott E Kasner},
  journal={Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association},
  year={2009},
  volume={18 5},
  pages={367-73}
}
BACKGROUND We sought to determine whether measurement of D-dimer (DD) would improve risk stratification after transient ischemic attack (TIA). METHODS We enrolled 167 patients with acute TIA in a prospective observational study. DD was measured using rapid enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. The primary outcome measure was a composite end point consisting of stroke or death within 90 days or the identification of a high-risk stroke mechanism requiring specific early intervention (defined as… CONTINUE READING