Transient Ischemic Attack versus Transient Ischemic Attack Mimics: Frequency, Clinical Characteristics and Outcome

  title={Transient Ischemic Attack versus Transient Ischemic Attack Mimics: Frequency, Clinical Characteristics and Outcome},
  author={Margareth Amort and Felix Fluri and Juliane Sch{\"a}fer and Florian Weisskopf and Mira Katan and Annika Burow and Heiner C. Bucher and Leo H. Bonati and Philippe Lyrer and Stefan T. Engelter},
  journal={Cerebrovascular Diseases},
  pages={57 - 64}
Background: There is insufficient evidence regarding which clinical features are best suited to distinguish between transient ischemic attack (TIA) and disorders mimicking TIA (TIA mimics). Methods: We compared the frequency, clinical characteristics and outcome of patients with TIA and TIA mimics in a prospective, single-center emergency department cohort over 2 years. Results: Of 303 patients, 248 (81.8%) had a TIA and 55 (18.2%) had TIA mimics. Epileptic seizures (26/55; 43.7%) and migraine… 

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