Diagnosis, Workup, Risk Reduction of Transient Ischemic Attack in the Emergency Department Setting

Published: January 19, 2023

TIA acronym diagnosis of transient ischemic attack
  • About 240,000 people in the United States experience a transient ischemic attack (TIA) every year. In addition, the 90-day stroke risk following a TIA is upwards of 17.8%, but with almost half of these occurring within 2 days of the index TIA.
  • The transitory nature of symptoms leaves of the diagnosis of TIA challenging.
  • This American Heart Association scientific statement focuses on making the correct clinical diagnosis of TIA, risk assessment (using risk assessment scales) and the management of persons who present with symptoms of TIA.