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Letters Transient ischaemic attack

TIA or stroke with transient overt signs?

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 20 October 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2158
  1. Desmond O’Neill, consultant physician in stroke and geriatric medicine1,
  2. Ronan Collins1,
  3. Tara Coughlan1
  1. 1Stroke Service, Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Dublin 24, Ireland
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    Rapid and direct assessment by secondary care services is the key to successful management of transient ischaemic attack (TIA) and stroke.1 A continuing challenge is the persistent notion that such critical events should …

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