Preventing stroke after transient ischemic attack

Hill, Michael D.; Coutts, Shelagh B.
July 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/12/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 10, p1127
Academic Journal
In this article, the author discusses how to prevent stroke following transient ischemic attack. It states that transient ischemic attack and minor stroke are very predictive of a subsequent disabling stroke within hours or days of the first event. It highlights the importance to understand the mechanism of the stroke syndrome which allows rational approach to early medical intervention.


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