Low yield in the diagnostic evaluation of transient ischemic attacks.


Journal Article

Among 163 patients presenting with the clinical features of a TIA, extensive testing identified only 2 patients with nonatherosclerotic causes. We conclude that most patients with a TIA have atherosclerotic vascular disease and that screening tests for other etiologies have a low yield.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rolak, LA; Gilmer, W; Strittmatter, WJ

Published Date

  • May 1990

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 40 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 747 - 748

PubMed ID

  • 2109842

Pubmed Central ID

  • 2109842

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0028-3878

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1212/wnl.40.5.747


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States