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About 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke
each year. About 610,000 are first strokes, and about 185,000 are recurrent
The exact number of people who have had a
transient ischemic attack (TIA) is not known for
certain, because people do not always recognize a TIA. Many people who have had a TIA don't ever see a doctor for it.
Men, African Americans, and Mexican Americans have TIAs more often than women and people of other races.footnote 1
Mozaffarian D, et al. (2014). Heart disease and stroke statistics—2015 update. Circulation, published online December 17, 2014. DOI: 10.1161/CIR.0000000000000152. Accessed December 24, 2014.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerKarin M. Lindholm, DO - Neurology
Current as ofAugust 21, 2015
Current as of:
August 21, 2015
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Karin M. Lindholm, DO - Neurology
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