National stroke association recommendations for systems of care for transient ischemic attack

S. Claiborne Johnston, Gregory W. Albers, Philip B. Gorelick, Ethan Cumbler, Jeffrey Klingman, Michael A. Ross, Meg Briggs, Jean Carlton, Edward P. Sloan, Uzma Vaince

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Abstract

Transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) are common and portend a high short-term risk of stroke. Evidence-based recommendations for the urgent evaluation and treatment of patients with TIA have been published. However, implementation of these recommendations reliably and consistently will require changes in the systems of care established for TIA. The National Stroke Association convened a multidisciplinary panel of experts to develop recommendations for the essential components of systems of care at hospitals to improve the quality of care provided to patients with TIA. The panel recommends that hospitals establish standardized protocols to assure rapid and complete evaluation and treatment for patients with TIA, with particular attention to urgency and close observation in patients at high risk of stroke.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)872-877
Number of pages6
JournalAnnals of neurology
Volume69
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology

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