Classic definition: focal cerebral ischemic event with symptoms lasting < 24 hours

2009 AHA/ASA definition:  brief episode of neurological dysfunction caused by focal brain or retinal ischemia, with clinical symptoms typically lasting less than one hour, and without evidence of acute infarction

Why is there a new definition?
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Definition and Evaluation of Transient Ischemic Attack: J. Donald Easton, Jeffrey L. Saver, Gregory W. Albers, Mark J. Alberts, Seemant Chaturvedi, Edward Feldmann, Thomas S. Hatsukami, Randall T. Higashida, S. Claiborne Johnston, Chelsea S. Kidwell, Helmi L. Lutsep, Elaine Miller and Ralph L. Sacco. Stroke 2009, 40:2276-2293: originally published online May 7, 2009. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.108.192218

Update in the Management of TIA and Stroke Patients. Michael A. Ross, MD, FACEP. SA-46. 10/15/2011. 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM. Moscone Convention Center


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