Definition and Evaluation of Transient Ischemic Attack
Published: May 07, 2009
- The annual incidence of transient ischemic attack (TIA) is about 200,000-500,000, with the population prevalence about 2.3% or about 5 million Americans.
- 10-15% of patients with TIA have a stroke within 3 months and about one half within 48 hours.
- TIA is considered an urgent medical issue, with acute treatments available, such as carotid endarterectomy.
- Commentary: Transient Ischemic Attack: A Threat or an Attack? by Antonio Culebras, MD, FAHA, FAAN
- Top Things to Know: Definition and Evaluation of Transient Ischemic Attack
- Slide Set (PDF)
- Get With The Guidelines–Stroke