What are the treatment options for transient ischemic attack (TIA) due to stenosis of a major intracranial artery?

Updated: Dec 03, 2018
  • Author: Ashish Nanda, MD; Chief Editor: Andrew K Chang, MD, MS  more...
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Answer

For patients with TIA due to 50-99% stenosis of a major intracranial artery, the following is recommended:

  • Aspirin 50-325 mg/day rather than warfarin

  • Maintenance of blood pressure below 140/90 mm Hg and total cholesterol below 200 mg/dL

  • Angioplasty or stent placement is investigational and of unknown utility

See Treatment and Medication for more detail.


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