Bottom Line: A study of more than 2,200 patients in the United Kingdom examined the association of a public education campaign with delays and failure to seek medical attention after a minor stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA). The risk of major stroke is high after a TIA or minor stroke. Quick medical attention can substantially reduce that risk but patients often fail to recognize or act on their symptoms.
Authors: Peter M. Rothwell, M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.P., of John Radcliffe Hospital, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, and coauthors
To Learn More: The full study is available on the For The Media website.
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