Transient ischemic attack (TIA) is an emergency

Milija Mijajlović, Nadezda Čovičković-Šternić, Aleksandra Pavlović, Vukaleksić, Natan M. Bornste

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Transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a warning sign of stroke, and stroke is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the world. The assessment and management ofTIAs can be difficult even for an experienced neurologist. The purpose of this article is to increase the awareness and establish a diagnostic and therapeutic approach to patients with TIA. In terms of therapy, patients with TIA share the same recommendations as those with acute ischemic stroke. Based on the etiology, therapeutic measures for secondary prevention after a TIA include antithrombotic, antihypertensive, statins therapy, as well as carotid intervention as appropriate. It was shown that early evaluation following appropriate treatment after TIA reduces the risk of the first and early recurrent stroke by about 80%, therefore TIA should be considered as an emergency and should be treated as such.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)287-291
Number of pages5
JournalPeriodicum Biologorum
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2012


  • Clinical presentation
  • Diagnosis
  • TIA
  • Treatment


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