TIA (Transient Ischaemic Attack)

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  • TIA is defined as a brief episode of neurologic dysfunction with no permanent infarction.
  • Head CT noncontrast is not reliable for acute ischemia, but it can find alternative conditions necessitating management. MRI with DWI displays greater diagnostic ability.
  • Risk scores that predict future stroke are not reliable when used alone.
  • Patients are typically admitted for inpatient management due to this risk of future stroke.

 

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