Transient Ischaemic Attacks: “Mini-strokes”
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How common are transient neurological events in older adults?

Mavaddat & colleagues (MRC Cognitive Function & Ageing study) surveyed transient visual, limb motor or speech symptoms in a UK cohort of 11,903 adults > 65yrs. 9.8% reported at least one of these 3 symptoms over a two year period. The findings in the paper are higher than previous studies and likely to be an ‘underestimate’. Public & professional education, high quality diagnosis and management is all required to reduce future stroke burden. BMJ open 2013; 3: e003195

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