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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… 

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Apixaban reduces stroke rates in atrial fibrillation patients with previous stroke or TIA

In a subset of patients that had experienced a previous stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA), treatment with the investigational drug apixaban resulted in a reduced rate of stroke and systemic embolism compared with warfarin, according to a recent subset analysis of a major clinical trial. Stroke is the third-leading… 

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Early assessment by CT/CT angiography helps predict recurrent stroke after TIA and minor stroke

CT/CT angiography can be a helpful diagnostic tool in predicting which patients who have experienced transient ischemic attack (TIA) and minor stroke are at highest risk of recurrent stroke, especially within the first 48 hours, according to a recent study by Canadian investigators. Key Point: CT/CTA is a practical solution… 

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