Absolute cardiovascular risk and GP decision making in TIA and minor stroke

Background. Transient ischaemic attacks (TIA) and minor strokes (TIAMS) have the same pathophysiological mechanism as stroke and carry a high risk of recurrent ischaemic events. Diagnosis of TIAMS can be challenging and often occurs in general practice. Absolute cardiovascular risk (ACVR) is recommended as the basis for vascular risk management. Consideration of cardiovascular risk in TIAMS diagnosis has been recommended but its utility is not established. Objectives. Firstly, to document the ACVR of patients with incident TIAMS and with TIAMS-mimics. Secondly, to evaluate the utility of ACVR calculation inRead More

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