Management of transient ischaemic attacks.
Australian family physician | Published : 1991
There have been major recent advances in the investigation and treatment of transient ischaemic attacks, which represent an important prodrome of cerebral infarction. Medical therapy with aspirin reduces stroke risk, while warfarin has an important place in the prevention of cardiogenic cerebral embolism. Carotid endarterectomy is of proven value in symptomatic patients with severe carotid stenosis.