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CPD Management and early treatment of transient ischaemic attack (TIA)

Publication date: Thursday, 09 December 2010
Contributor(s): Professor Michael Kirby

The White Paper, Saving lives: our healthier nation (1999), set out a target to reduce the death rate from coronary heart disease and related illnesses such as stroke by 40% in the under-75s by 2010;1 recent trends indicate that this target will be met. Although the past forty years have seen a significant reduction in age-standardised stroke mortality rates, stroke still accounts for around 53,000 deaths each year in the UK, with more than 9,500 of these occurring in the under-75s.2 This article reviews how we might reduce the huge burden of stroke by improving the management of transient ischaemic attack (TIA).

Category: Editorial
Edition: Volume 1 Number 1 PCCJ Online 2010
Contributor(s): Professor Michael Kirby

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