Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Mini Stroke Evaluation

The evaluation of a TIA begins with a history and physical exam.

Usually, the physical exam in someone with a TIA is normal, because the symptoms are brief.

Physical findings in someone with a TIA may include:

Tests that may be used to evaluate a TIA include:

Carotid artery tests that may be used to evaluate a TIA include:

Less commonly performed tests that may be used to evaluate a TIA include:

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Last Updated: Jan 10, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Mini Stroke References
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  3. Rothwell PM. Incidence, risk factors and prognosis of stroke and TIA: the need for high-quality, large-scale epidemiological studies and meta-analyses. Cerebrovasc Dis. 2003;16 Suppl 3:2-10. [12740550]
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