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Emergency Department Evaluation

A detailed history is paramount to the accurate diagnosis of TIA. In 1 study, misdiagnosis among emergency physicians was reported to be as high as 60%.45 Moreover, discordance rates among neurologists in the diagnosis of TIA, by history, ranges between 42% and 86%, and 1 study found that agreement was low even among stroke-trained neurologists.46-48

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