What measures should be included in any long-term monitoring following a 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 following measures should be included in any long-term monitoring of TIA patients:

  • Antihypertensive control should be optimized for patients with hypertension

  • Lipid control should be initiated, potentially including a statin agent

  • Blood glucose control should be optimized for patients with diabetes

  • A smoking-cessation strategy, which may include medication, should be initiated

  • Heavy drinkers should eliminate or reduce alcohol consumption

  • Overweight patients should be encouraged to lose weight

  • All patients should be encouraged to exercise


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