A simple risk score predicted 7-day stroke risk after transient ischemic attack

January 2006
ACP Journal Club;Jan/Feb2006, Vol. 144 Issue 1, p24
Academic Journal
This article focuses on the role of a simple risk score in predicting stroke during the first 7 days after probable or definite transient ischemic attack (TIA). 209 patients with a first-ever probable or definite TIA; 190 patients with probable or definite TIA and 378 patients with suspected TIA and 210 patients referred to the hospital clinic with suspected TIA, were analyzed. 7-day stroke risk was 8.6% in the first cohort, 10.5% in the probable or definite TIA cohort, 5.3% in the suspected TIA cohort, and 6.7% in the clinic suspected TIA cohort. It was concluded that in patients with transient ischemic attack, a simple risk score based on age, blood pressure, clinical features, and duration of symptoms predicted 7-day stroke risk.


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