Study of Admission Versus Discharge After Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
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Evaluate for difference in outcome between hospital admission versus discharge after recent TIA, and evaluate feasibility of a larger study.
Condition or disease
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)Stroke
Behavioral: Hospital admission
20 patients will be randomized within 24 hours of a TIA to be admitted to the hospital or discharged to home, and the investigator will compare outcomes, cost, and evaluate the feasibility of a larger study.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Age 18 and older.
Clinical diagnosis of TIA within 24 hours of consent.
Crescendo TIAs, defined as multiple within 24 hours of presentation.
Posterior circulation TIAs diagnosed clinically by a member of the Stroke Team.
High grade carotid stenosis.
Any compelling medical reason they should or should not be admitted or discharged (for example decompensated congestive heart failure, unstable angina, new EKG changes, pneumonia, sepsis). Patients will only be enrolled if the only consideration for admission is the TIA, and they otherwise meet appropriate standard of care criteria for discharge to home.
Patients will be excluded if no one can be with them for the next 12 hours to ensure a rapid call to 911 should problems arise, specifically stroke.