According to the AHA, when is hospital admission indicated for management of transient ischemic attack (TIA)?

Updated: Dec 03, 2018
  • Author: Ashish Nanda, MD; Chief Editor: Andrew K Chang, MD, MS  more...
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The American Heart Association (AHA) suggests hospital admission as a reasonable choice for patients with TIA if they present within 72 hours of the event and meet any of the following criteria [1] :

  • ABCD2 score of 3 (class IIa recommendation; evidence level C)

  • ABCD2 score of 0-2 and uncertainty that diagnostic workup can be completed within 2 days as an outpatient (class IIa recommendation; evidence level C)

  • ABCD2 score of 0-2 and other evidence that indicates the patient's event was caused by focal ischemia (class IIa recommendation; evidence level C)


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