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Prehospital Care

Efficient prehospital care in TIA depends, foremost, on patient awareness of the diagnosis followed by the appropriate level of urgency in seeking care. Layperson recognition of the signs and symptoms of TIA has traditionally been considered to be very poor. One nationwide telephone survey found that only 8.6% of respondents correctly identified a symptom consistent with TIA.14

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