What is the initial treatment approach for 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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Patients with possible transient ischemic attack (TIA) require urgent evaluation and risk stratification. Local resources and practice patterns will determine whether this is done on an inpatient or an outpatient basis.

Initiation of stroke prevention therapy must be provided urgently. Medical management is aimed at reducing both short-term and long-term risk of stroke and varies according to the underlying cause of the episode.


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