Study Finds Missed Opportunities to Prevent Stroke After TIA

Sripal Bangalore, MD, MHA, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI, Director of Research, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Director, Cardiovascular Outcomes Group, The Leon H. Charney Division of Cardiology, Associate Professor of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY 10016.MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Sripal Bangalore, MD, MHA, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI,
Director of Research, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory,
Director, Cardiovascular Outcomes Group,
Associate Professor of Medicine,
New York University School of Medicine
New York, NY 10016.

MedicalResearch.com: What are the main findings of your study?

Dr. Bangalore: Patients with transient ischemic attack (TIA) are at increased risk of future full blown stroke, making institution of secondary prevention measures critical

Our data from 858,835 patients from 1545 sites indicate that hospital adherence to evidence-based secondary prevention discharge measures was consistently less for patients with transient ischemic attack when compared with those with ischemic stroke, thus representing a missed opportunity at instituting preventive measures to reduce the risk of future stroke.

MedicalResearch.com: What should patients and clinicians take away from this report?

Dr. Bangalore Urgent measures are required to close this gap

Citation:

Secondary Prevention after Ischemic Stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack

Sripal Bangalore, Lee Schwamm, Eric E Smith, Inder M Singh, Li Liang, Gregg C Fonarow, Deepak L Bhatt

The American Journal of Medicine 2014/3/27

 

 

 

 

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