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Within 1 year of a transient ischemic attack, around 12% of patients will die.

Johnston, SC, PB Fayad, PB Gorelick, DF Hanley, P Shwayder, D Van Husen, and T Weisopf. Prevalence and Knowledge of Transient Ischemic Attacks Among US Adults. Neurology. 2003; 60: 1429-34. http://www.neurology.org/content/60/9/1429.short

Reference

Title
Prevalence and Knowledge of Transient Ischemic Attacks Among US Adults
Publication
Neurology
Publication Date
2003
Authors
Johnston, SC, PB Fayad, PB Gorelick, DF Hanley, P Shwayder, D Van Husen, and T Weisopf
Pages
1429-34
URL
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  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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