For many patients and their physicians, a transient ischemic attack
(TIA) is an opportunity lost.
Too often, patients do not seek medical care after experiencing a passing
numbness in the arm, blurred vision, or a moment of slurred speech. And for
those who do present following such symptoms, physicians too often underestimate
their near-future risk of a stroke or cardiovascular event and undertreat
them, according to new research reported in February at the International
Stroke Conference of the American Stroke Association, in New Orleans.
Mitka M. TIA Time Bombs Remain Undertreated. JAMA. 2005;293(12):1435. doi:10.1001/jama.293.12.1435