Stratified, urgent care for transient ischemic attack results in low stroke rates.

@article{Wasserman2010StratifiedUC,
  title={Stratified, urgent care for transient ischemic attack results in low stroke rates.},
  author={Jason K. Wasserman and Jeff Perry and Dar Dowlatshahi and Grant Stotts and Ian G Stiell and Jane Sutherland and Cheryl Symington and Mukul Sharma},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2010},
  volume={41 11},
  pages={2601-5}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a marker for early risk of stroke. No previous studies have assessed the use of urgent stroke prevention clinics for emergency department (ED) patients with TIA. We hypothesized that an ABCD2-based ED triaging tool for TIA with outpatient management would be associated with lower 90-day stroke rate than that predicted by ABCD2. METHODS A cohort of prospectively identified patients presenting with symptoms suggestive of TIA seen in 2… CONTINUE READING

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