Study finds high risk of recurrence in Indian patients with transient ischemic attack and minor ischemic stroke

A recent study in India tracked the short-term risk of additional events in patients who experienced transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) and minor ischemic strokes (MISs). TIAs and MISs, cerebrovascular events that are not acute, are associated with a risk of recurrence or deterioration.


“This is the first Indian data on risk of stroke after a TIA. This has a great practical implication in the secondary prevention of stroke.”
-P.N. Sylaja, MD, study author and additional professor of neurology in the Department of Neurology at the Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India


The South Asia Network for Chronic Disease reports that the annual number of strokes in India is expected to...

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  1. Dr. Valluri Ramarao
    Posted Jul 2014 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

    Identifying TIA early by PCP is vital in preventionof CV &Cerebrovascular morbidity and mortality.This aspect has to be stressed in trainig the PCPs.

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