Transient ischaemic attacks: Assessment and management

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Abstract

Background: Transient ischaemic attacks (TIAs) can be challenging to diagnose, but early assessment and effective management can reduce the subsequent risk of stroke. Objective: This article reviews the assessment and management of TIAs for general practitioners. Discussion: Transient ischaemic attacks can be a trap for the unwary, with difficulty in making a diagnosis and varied assessment and management pathways. There is a significant risk of subsequent stroke. Early assessment and initiation of treatment, which can take place in the general practice setting, could lower the risk of stroke. Liaising with regional stroke care centres is required to establish an optimal pathway of care.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)820-824
Number of pages5
JournalAustralian family physician
Volume39
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2010

Keywords

  • Ischaemic attack
  • Secondary prevention
  • Stroke
  • Transient

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Family Practice

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