Tag: TIA

1. In this analysis of data from a prospective cohort of young adults, increased mean systolic blood pressure (SBP) and variability in SBP measurements were both linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in later life. 2. Variability in SBP measurement was also associated with an increased risk of...
Patient Outcomes When Housestaff Exceed Eight Hours per Week Over a decade ago, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education began restricting resident hours. However, the restrictions and their consequences in terms of patient care have not been studied to a sufficient degree. This retrospective cohort study investigates the patient...
Classics Series, Landmark Trials in Medicine
1. Dual antiplatelet therapy with clopidogrel and aspirin was associated with a significant reduction in microembolic events in patients with symptomatic carotid stenosis compared to aspirin alone 2. There was no significant difference between the two groups in the risk of bleeding Original Date of Publication: May 3, 2005  Study Rundown: The...
1. The ABCD2 score is a validated, seven-point, risk-stratification tool to identify patients at high risk of stroke following a transient ischemic attack (TIA). 2. Patients with scores ≥4 are at considerably higher risk of stroke in the 2-day period following a TIA, and may potentially require urgent intervention as...