Carotid transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) are also known as or subsume Transient hemispheric attacks. -ed.
Dr. Seemant Chaturvedi, Director of the Comprehensive Stroke Program at Wayne State University, provides an update on carotid transient ischemic attacks (TIAs), with description of new studies pertaining to carotid revascularization in the elderly. The risk of stroke in TIA patients with lesions on early MRI is also described. Finally, new American Stroke Association recommendations for secondary stroke prevention are cited.