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Time taken to seek and receive medical attention after TIA.

Authors
  • Catangui, Elmer J
Type
Published Article
Journal
British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing)
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2013
Volume
22
Issue
10
Pages
562–565
Identifiers
PMID: 23752453
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A transient ischaemic attack (TIA) is a warning sign that a debilitating stroke could occur unless preventive action is taken. People with suspected TIAs should be seen urgently in a specialist service that provides rapid assessment, preventive care and treatment. This article highlights the importance of seeking medical attention urgently for suspected TIAs. It examines how quickly a specialist TIA clinic investigates and treats TIAs. It also identifies factors that affect how quickly patients with TIAs seek medical attention.

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