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

Hart, Robert
January 2006
ACP Journal Club;Jan/Feb2006, Vol. 144 Issue 1, p24
Academic Journal
The article focuses on clinical studies which indicate that short-term risk for stroke after transient ischemic attack (TIA) is higher than is generally appreciated, with an overall risk of about 5% within 48 hours and 8% within 7 days. Variables that had been validated as predictive of stroke after TIA in previous studies were included in the model. Additional clinical characteristics sometimes cited as predictive of risk were not considered. In short, the score is not quite ready for general clinical use without independent validation in a separate, clearly characterized, representative TIA cohort.


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