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Risk of stroke after transient ischaemic attack is lower than previously thought, study finds

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i2320 (Published 22 April 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2320
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

The risk of cardiovascular events, including stroke, after a transient ischaemic attack (TIA) or minor stroke is much lower than previously reported, shows a study whose authors say that this finding may be due to improved risk factor management.1

Researchers set up an international registry to collect data on patients aged over 18 who had had a TIA or minor stroke in the previous seven days. They included centres with …

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