Healthcare professionals want the best outcomes for people who have had TIA. Achieving better outcomes includes being knowledgeable about the proposed definition of TIA and the aggressive work-up recommended. Patient and family members need to be knowledgeable about anticoagulant and antiplatelet agents, surgical procedures, and risks so that all can work together to prevent a recurring TIA and possible future stroke.
Janice Hinkle, PhD RN CNRN, Acute Stroke Programme, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, Level 7, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford, England OX3 9DU, or via e-mail at email@example.com .
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