Intended for healthcare professionals

Research Article

Relevance of duration of transient ischaemic attacks in carotid territory.

Br Med J 1978; 1 doi: (Published 17 June 1978) Cite this as: Br Med J 1978;1:1578
  1. M J Harrison,
  2. J Marshall,
  3. D J Thomas


    A retrospective review of the clinical and angiographic features of 116 patients who had had one or more transient ischaemic attacks in the carotid territory showed that stenosis of ther cervical portion of the internal carotid artery was significantly more prevalent among patients whose attacks had been brief, with full recovery in under one hour. This information may be helpful in selecting patients for angiography.