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Brain scan within 24 hours of mild stroke predicts risk of further stroke, study shows

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g7519 (Published 08 December 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7519
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

A computed tomography (CT) scan of the brain within 24 hours of a transient ischaemic attack (TIA) or non-disabling stroke accurately predicts the risk of further stroke within 90 days and provides useful information to guide treatment decisions, a prospective study has found.

Patients who have a TIA generally have their risk of a stroke assessed using a simple scoring system based on age, blood pressure, diabetes status, and …

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