What is included in the initial emergency assessment and management of suspected transient ischemic attack (TIA)?

Updated: Dec 03, 2018
  • Author: Ashish Nanda, MD; Chief Editor: Andrew K Chang, MD, MS  more...
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Thus, a fingerstick blood glucose test should be performed to check for hypoglycemia, and blood should be drawn for laboratory studies. The following tests are considered on an emergency basis: serum chemistry profile, including creatinine; coagulation studies; and complete blood count (CBC). [1, 8] (See Workup.)

Antithrombotic therapy should be initiated as soon as intracranial hemorrhage has been ruled out. (See Treatment and Medication .)

For more information, see Ischemic Stroke in Emergency Medicine.

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