Journal article

One-Year Risk of Stroke after Transient Ischemic Attack or Minor Stroke

Pierre Amarenco, Philippa C Lavallee, Julien Labreuche, Gregory W Albers, Natan M Bornstein, Patricia Canhao, Louis R Caplan, Geoffrey A Donnan, Jose M Ferro, Michael G Hennerici, Carlos Molina, Peter M Rothwell, Leila Sissani, David Skoloudik, Philippe Gabriel Steg, Pierre-Jean Touboul, Shinichiro Uchiyama, Eric Vicaut, Lawrence KS Wong

NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE | MASSACHUSETTS MEDICAL SOC | Published : 2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Previous studies conducted between 1997 and 2003 estimated that the risk of stroke or an acute coronary syndrome was 12 to 20% during the first 3 months after a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or minor stroke. The TIAregistry.org project was designed to describe the contemporary profile, etiologic factors, and outcomes in patients with a TIA or minor ischemic stroke who receive care in health systems that now offer urgent evaluation by stroke specialists. METHODS: We recruited patients who had had a TIA or minor stroke within the previous 7 days. Sites were selected if they had systems dedicated to urgent evaluation of patients with TIA. We estimated the 1-year risk of stroke and..

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