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Stroke. 2015 Oct;46(10):2987-90. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.115.010454. Epub 2015 Aug 27.

Rapid Assessment and Treatment of Transient Ischemic Attacks and Minor Stroke in Canadian Emergency Departments: Time for a Paradigm Shift.

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From the Departments of Clinical Neurosciences (N.K., M.D.H., A.M.D., S.B.C., M.G.), Emergency Medicine (E.L.), and Radiology (M.G.), Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, AB; Department of Medicine, Dalhousie University (New Brunswick), Horizon Health Network, Saint John Regional Hospital, Saint John, NB (D.P.V.B.); Department of Neurology, Sherbrooke University, Charles-LeMoyne Hospital, Greenfield Park, QC (J.-M.B.); Department of Medicine (Neurology) (K.B., D.J.G.), University of Toronto, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON; Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine (B.B., K.B., T.J., K.K., A.S.), University of Alberta, University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, AB; Neurologue Spécialisée en Maladies Vasculaires Cérébrales, Centre Hospitalier Affilié Universitaire de Québec, Hôpital de l'Enfant-Jésus, Québec, QC (M.-C.C.); Division of Neurology, TIA and Minor Stroke (TAMS) Unit, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, ON (L.K.C.); Department of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Medicine, McGill University, McGill University Health Center Stroke Prevention Clinic, Montréal, QC (R.C.); Departments of Medicine, Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada (D.D.); Neurologue Spécialisée en Maladies Vasculaires Cérébrales, Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal, Montréal, QC (V.D.); Division of Neurology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, BC (T.S.F.); Section of Neurology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MN (E.G., A.T.); Department of Neuroscience, Faculty of Medicine, Université de Montréal, Neurovascular Programme, CHUM, Montréal, QC (L.G., S.L., C.O., A.Y.P.); Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine (G.J.G., S.J.P.), Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia Health Authority, Halifax, NS; Department of Emergency Medicine, University of British Columbia, Kelowna General Hospit


cerebrovascular disorders; emergency department; health services research; stroke; transient ischemic attack

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