An overview of transient ischaemic attack
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An overview of transient ischaemic attack

Paula Beech Health services researcher, Public Health, Salford Primary Care Trust, Salford

This article provides an overview of transient ischaemic attack (TIA). It discusses the clinical presentation of TIA, its significance as a marker of vascular risk, key diagnostic interventions and management strategies. Trends and challenges in service provision and the roles of specialist and general nurses in managing patients with TIA are explored.

Nursing Standard. 21, 14,50-57. doi: 10.7748/ns2006.12.21.14.50.c6393

Correspondence

paula.beech@salford-pct.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review