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By Joe Weatherly FM/Hospitalist-CoFounder of QuestioningMedicine and PCRAP contributor.
Shelagh B Coutts, Jayesh Modi, Shiel K Patel, Andrew M Demchuk, Mayank Goyal, Michael D Hill
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Transient ischemic attack and minor stroke portend a substantial risk of recurrent stroke. MRI can identify patients at high risk for a recurrent stroke. However, MRI is not commonly available as an emergency. If similarly clinically predictive, a CT/CT angiographic (CTA) imaging strategy would be more widely applicable. METHODS: Five hundred ten patients with consecutive transient ischemic attack and minor stroke underwent CT/CTA and subsequent MRI...
April 2012: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
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