Temporary is not always benign: similarities and differences between transient ischemic attack and angina.

@article{Carolei2013TemporaryIN,
  title={Temporary is not always benign: similarities and differences between transient ischemic attack and angina.},
  author={Antonio Carolei and Francesca Pistoia and Simona Sacco and Jay P. Mohr},
  journal={Mayo Clinic proceedings},
  year={2013},
  volume={88 7},
  pages={
          708-19
        }
}
The introduction of the tissue-based definition of transient ischemic attack (TIA), according to which TIA may be diagnosed only in the absence of an infarction on brain neuroimaging, prompts reflections about similarities and differences between TIA and angina. Both share transitory symptoms in the absence of tissue damage, whereas stroke and myocardial infarction are associated with tissue necrosis. Apart from this, TIA and angina are widely different with respect to pathophysiology, natural… CONTINUE READING
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