- The annual incidence of transient ischemic attack (TIA) is about 200,000 to 500,000, with the population prevalence about 2.3 precent or about 5 million Americans.
- Ten percent to 15 percent of patients with TIA have a stroke within three months and about one half within 48 hours.
- TIA is considered an urgent medical issue, with acute treatments available, such as carotid endarterectomy.
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Stroke. 2009; 40: 2276-2293,Published online before print May 7, 2009, doi: 10.1161/?STROKEAHA.108.192218