Cooperative study of hospital frequency and character of transient ischemic attacks. I. Background, organization, and clinical survey

JAMA. 1977 Feb 28;237(9):882-6.


To better understand transient ischemic attacks (TIA), all patients (1,328) with TIA-like symptoms were identified at six participating institutions representing known variations in geography, referral patterns, and socioeconomic status. A total of 954 patients were observed for a mean of 14.3 months. Problems in diagnosis are defined, demographic information is summarized, and features of the histroy, examination, tests, and treatments are noted.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Age Factors
  • Anticoagulants / therapeutic use
  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Indiana
  • Ischemic Attack, Transient / diagnosis*
  • Ischemic Attack, Transient / epidemiology
  • Ischemic Attack, Transient / therapy
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Registries
  • Sex Factors
  • United States


  • Anticoagulants