Patients admitted with a transient ischemic attack who were placed under the care of an acute TIA team saw their expected cumulative risk of suffering a stroke within the first seven days drop by 65%, a Danish study found. Researchers noted that roughly 5% of the patients suffered a stroke or nonfatal myocardial infarction, or died due to a vascular episode within a year of experiencing TIA. The findings, which involved 306 patients who had TIA, appear in the European Journal of Neurology.
Acute care team may help lower stroke risk in TIA patients
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