Analysis of characteristics of early recurrent transient ischemic attack

Takeaway

  • Early recurrent transient ischemic attack (TIA) is frequent among people with an initial TIA, and patients with early recurrent TIA have increased stroke risk and poor long-term prognosis.

Why this matters

  • TIA is associated with increased risk of stroke, and evaluating a TIA is recommended.

  • Two previous studies have established some characteristics of TIA; however, they do not include data about capsular warning syndrome (CWS), independent predictors of stroke recurrence, and long-term outcomes. This information may lead to improved clinical outcomes.