Josephson SA, Sidney S, Pham TN, Bernstein AL, Johnston SC.

"Higher ABCD2 score predicts patients most likely to have true transient ischemic attack."

Stroke. 2008 Nov;39(11):3096-8. Epub 2008 Aug 7.

I➜The ABCD2 Score is a Stroke risk stratification score for the first 2 days after a transient ischemic attack (TIA). The ABCD2 is based on the ABCD score but with an additional 'D' scoring the presence or absence of diabetes. The early stroke rates in acute TIA patients were reported by Johnston and colleagues based on combined analysis of 6 cohorts with a total of 4799 TIA patients who were evaluated within 48 hours of TIA. The diagnosis of TIA was made by the initial treating physician, and therefore the usefulness of the scale may be generalized beyond stroke specialists. The maximum score is 7.

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