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Modern medical management of TIA and stroke 

Modern medical management of TIA and stroke
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Modern medical management of TIA and stroke
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Victoria J. Haunton

and Thompson G. Robinson

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199658220.003.0038
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date: 17 September 2019

The World Health Organization defines stroke as ‘a clinical syndrome consisting of rapidly developing clinical signs of focal (at times global) disturbance of cerebral function lasting greater than 24 hours (or leading to death) with no apparent cause other than that of vascular origin’. Transient ischaemic attack has recently been redefined as ‘a transient episode of neurological dysfunction caused by focal brain, spinal cord, or retinal ischaemia, without evidence of acute infarction’. Each year, approximately 150,000 people in the UK will have a first or recurrent stroke and 70,000 will have a transient ischaemic attack. Key to effective management of these conditions are robust primary and secondary prevention, better recognition of people at highest risk, urgent specialist stroke care with timely, evidence-based treatments, and dedicated neurorehabilitation.

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