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Transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) are strong predictors of subsequent stroke and death. 
Studies show that the management of TIAs is highly variable with little emphasis on urgency. One reason for this is that many patients presenting at the hospital with suspected TIA have mild symptoms or have returned to their baseline level of function by the time they are evaluated.

It is estimated that there are 250,000 - 350,000 transient ischemic attacks each year in the US. As the number of strokes increases in the coming years with the aging of the US population, we can expect a similar increase in the number of TIAs. A transient ischemic attack offers an excellent opportunity to use current, evidence-based best practices to prevent stroke and other serious cardiovascular events. 

National Stroke Association has developed the following educational materials to improve management of TIA to prevent stroke:

 

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