Transient ischemic attack evaluation models: Hospitalization, same-day clinics, or rapid evaluation units

Lakshmi Warrior, Shyam Prabhakaran*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Transient ischemic attack (TIA) has been well established as a risk factor for future stroke. Therefore, the diagnosis of TIA may serve as a golden opportunity for providing early time sensitive therapies to this high-risk group. Currently, there is no standardized algorithm for triaging suspected TIA, leading to errors in diagnosis, significant delays in evaluation and treatment, and greater morbidity and mortality. There are several proposed methods for triaging patients: hospitalization, same-day clinics, and rapid evaluation units. We review the benefits and limitations for each model, focusing on stroke risk reduction, costs, and feasibility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-50
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican journal of therapeutics
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

Keywords

  • emergency room
  • hospitalization
  • out patient
  • stroke risk
  • triage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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