Stratify patients with transient ischaemic attack by risk of subsequent stroke, assess cause, then generally treat with aspirin

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Transient ischaemic attack is followed by subsequent major stroke within the next 3 months in 10–20% of patients. It is important to quickly identify and treat patients at a high risk of subsequent stroke. Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) is generally the first line of treatment to prevent further stroke. Other antiplatelet agents or surgical options may also be of benefit in selected patients

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