Transient ischemic attacks in the community: occurrence and clinical characteristics. A population survey in the area of Florence, Italy.

A simple self-administered questionnaire was mailed to a population sample of 8,626 (40-65 years old) to identify transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) that occurred in the previous 12 months. This study was conducted in a well-defined, medically controlled geographic area. 75.4% of the questionnaires were returned. The procedure identified 52 TIA cases (43… CONTINUE READING