Definition and Evaluation of Transient Ischemic Attack

Updated:May 4,2015

Definition and Evaluation of Transient Ischemic Attack

  • The annual incidence of transient ischemic attack (TIA) is about 200,000-500,000, with the population prevalence about 2.3% or about 5 million Americans.
  • 10-15% of patients with TIA have a stroke within 3 months and about one half within 48 hours.
  • TIA is considered an urgent medical issue, with acute treatments available, such as carotid endarterectomy.

    Read full article in Stroke

Supporting Materials


Connect with AHA Science News

Follow AHAScience on Twitter (opens in new window)
Like AHA Science News on Facebook (opens in new window)

Featured Science News

  • mahHome_SNwidget280x181_atvb2015
  • POSI_National Physical Activity Plan_280x181
  • MAHimage_POSIrev_of_jones_280x181
  • MAHimage_POSIchdOlderAdult_280x181
  • MAHimage_POSIfutureTranslationalApps_280x181

Future Translational Applications From the Contemporary Genomics Era

Professional Online Network

Connect with over 30,000 heart and stroke professionals.