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Review: risk of stroke is high at 2, 30, and 90 days after transient ischaemic attack

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Dr W A Ghali

Correspondence to: Dr W A Ghali, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; wghali@ucalgary.ca

QUESTION

In patients who have had a transient ischaemic attack (TIA), what is the early risk of stroke at 2, 30, and 90 days?

REVIEW SCOPE:

Cohort studies were selected, reporting the outcome of early risk of stroke at 2, 30, or 90 days in patients with TIA. Randomised controlled trials and case series were excluded.

REVIEW METHODS:

Medline (1966 to present), EMBASE/Excerpta Medica (1980 to present), Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (1996 to present), CINAHL (1982 to present), BIOSIS previews (1980 to present), conference proceedings, and reference lists …

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