What is the role of risk stratification scoring systems in the 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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It has been proposed that this scoring system can be used to risk-stratify ED patients for emergency workup and to predict the severity of recurrent stroke after TIA. [25, 28, 29, 30] Others have suggested that when a comprehensive workup can be obtained routinely in the ED, the value of the ABCD2 score diminishes significantly. [31] Some groups have noted, however, that short-term stroke risk after TIA can be worrisome even in those with low ABCD2 scores. [32, 33]


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