Management Principles

What are the principles underpinning the management of suspected TIA:

  • Exclusion of other serious causes for the symptoms
  • Antiplatelet therapy
  • Identification of carotid stenosis
  • Identification of cardiac disease such as AF
  • Modification of risk factors such as smoking, hypertension, hyperglycaemia and high cholesterol

Learning bite

The key aspect of management from an ED point of view is enabling the patient to access a system which can deliver effective secondary prevention.