Race increases risk of poorer outcomes in people with transient ischemic attack

Takeaway

  • White people with transient ischemic attack (TIA) are at increased risk of developing asymptomatic intracranial stenosis (ICS) with risk being further exacerbated by age; reoccurrence rate however appears unaffected.

Why this matters

    Clinically this negates the need for specific follow up imaging and alleviates strain on clinicians, allowing for a more effective distribution of resources.