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Time taken to seek and receive medical attention after TIA.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing)
Publication Date
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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