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February 28, 1977

Cooperative Study of Hospital Frequency and Character of Transient Ischemic Attacks: I. Background, Organization, and Clinical Survey

JAMA. 1977;237(9):882-886. doi:10.1001/jama.1977.03270360044017

To better understand transient ischemic attacks (TIA), all patients (1,328) with TIA-like symptoms were identified at six participating institutions representing known variations in geography, referral patterns, and socioeconomic status. A total of 954 patients were observed for a mean of 14.3 months. Problems in diagnosis are defined, demographic information is summarized, and features of the history, examination, tests, and treatments are noted.

(JAMA 237:882-886, 1977)