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Special Considerations

Decisional Capacity

While patients with TGA may appear to have a normal level of alertness, their inability to remember and contextualize new information renders them without decisional capacity, despite the fact that they may be oriented to time, person, place, and have no psychiatric risk factors. Therefore, until the amnestic episode fully resolves, TGA patients cannot be discharged against medical advice.

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