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Observational study
Risk of vascular events is lower than expected in patients with transient ischaemic attack or minor stroke treated promptly by stroke specialists
  1. Christian H Nolte
  1. Correspondence to: Dr Christian H Nolte, Department of Neurology, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin 12203, Germany; christian.nolte{at}charite.de

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Previous studies estimated the risk of subsequent vascular events in patients with transient ischaemic attack (TIA) or minor stroke at 10–20% within 3 months.1 ,2 Prevention strategies have been adjusted since. Up-to-date numbers would help to detect a possible temporal trend in risk and to prospectively evaluate risk-scoring tools and specific risk factors in current patient populations. The TIA registry was set up to reassess aetiology, prognosis and risk stratification in the context of modern stroke prevention and management.

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Patients included in this prospective registry had had a TIA or minor stroke within the past 7 days. …

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