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[Transient global amnesia. With a contribution to its prognosis].

Authors
  • Mueller, H R
Type
Published Article
Journal
Schweizerische Rundschau für Medizin Praxis = Revue suisse de médecine Praxis
Publication Date
Sep 05, 1989
Volume
78
Issue
36
Pages
970–975
Identifiers
PMID: 2678370
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The risk of recurrency in transient global amnesia was calculated from eight representative studies published in the literature comprising a total of 622 patients, and from a personal survey in 122 patients to be 3.4%/year. Within a mean period of observation of five years, a first recurrency was followed by one further amnesic attack in 1/5 and by two or more attacks in 1/10. Stroke risk proved not to be higher than in a normal population of the respective age groups. A residual syndrome of disturbed long term verbal memory may be seen even after a single attack.

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