In patients who experience transient ischemic attack (TIA) or minor ischemic stroke, five-year risk of cardiovascular death, stroke and acute coronary syndrome is similar in people from Asian and non-Asian countries.
Why this matters
Globally, Asian countries have the highest burden of stroke incidence and mortality. This is expected to increase into the future as the population grows and ages.
The TIAregistry.org project has reported substantial improvements in short-term (1-year follow-up) vascular outcomes in TIA care in Asian and non-Asian people, but it is understood that predictors of stroke are different between Asian and non-Asian people.
Analysis of longer post-TIA follow-up data is warranted to identify any differences in long-term vascular outcomes between people from Asian and non-Asian countries.