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What is the prognosis after someone has experienced a transient ischemic attack?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
3 doctors agree

In brief: It depends

Tia without any underlying comorbid conditions like hypertension, diabetes, coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease, drug abuse, sickle cell disease, lupus etc, may have good prognosis, provided enough care is taken, such as taking aspirin.
If there are underlying conditions, they have to be well controlled for a better prognosis. To calculate the risk there is abcd2 score.

In brief: It depends

Tia without any underlying comorbid conditions like hypertension, diabetes, coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease, drug abuse, sickle cell disease, lupus etc, may have good prognosis, provided enough care is taken, such as taking aspirin.
If there are underlying conditions, they have to be well controlled for a better prognosis. To calculate the risk there is abcd2 score.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
3 doctors agree

In brief: It depends

Tia without any underlying comorbid conditions like hypertension, diabetes, coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease, drug abuse, sickle cell disease, lupus etc, may have good prognosis, provided enough care is taken, such as taking aspirin.
If there are underlying conditions, they have to be well controlled for a better prognosis. To calculate the risk there is abcd score.

In brief: It depends

Tia without any underlying comorbid conditions like hypertension, diabetes, coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease, drug abuse, sickle cell disease, lupus etc, may have good prognosis, provided enough care is taken, such as taking aspirin.
If there are underlying conditions, they have to be well controlled for a better prognosis. To calculate the risk there is abcd score.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao
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In brief: Stroke risk is impt.

The major concern after a TIA is the risk of a stroke, for which a TIA is like a warning sign.
Studies have shown that 10-15% of people can have a stroke within 3 months of a TIA and 50% will occur within 2 days. There is also a risk of cardiovascular events. Therefore risk factors for stroke (e.g. Hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, smoking, etc.) must be addressed immediately after a tia.

In brief: Stroke risk is impt.

The major concern after a TIA is the risk of a stroke, for which a TIA is like a warning sign.
Studies have shown that 10-15% of people can have a stroke within 3 months of a TIA and 50% will occur within 2 days. There is also a risk of cardiovascular events. Therefore risk factors for stroke (e.g. Hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, smoking, etc.) must be addressed immediately after a tia.
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