Higher ABCD2 score predicts patients most likely to have true transient ischemic attack.

@article{Josephson2008HigherAS,
  title={Higher ABCD2 score predicts patients most likely to have true transient ischemic attack.},
  author={Scott Andrew Josephson and Stephen Sidney and Trinh N Pham and Allan L. Bernstein and S C Johnston},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2008},
  volume={39 11},
  pages={3096-8}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Some patients diagnosed with transient ischemic attack (TIA) in the emergency department may actually have alternative diagnoses such as seizure, migraine, or other nonvascular spells. The ABCD2 score has been shown to predict subsequent risk of stroke in patients with TIA diagnosed by emergency physicians, but perhaps high ABCD2 scores simply separate those patients with true TIA from those with alternative diagnoses. We investigated this hypothesis in a cohort of… CONTINUE READING
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