Article Text

Download PDFPDF
A simple risk score predicted 7 day stroke risk after transient ischaemic attack

Statistics from

Request Permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.

OpenUrlCrossRefPubMedWeb of Science

Q Can a simple risk score predict stroke during the first 7 days after probable or definite transient ischaemic attack (TIA)?


Embedded ImageDesign:

3 cohort studies: a derivation cohort (Oxfordshire Community Stroke Project [OCSP]) and 2 independent validation cohorts (2 cohorts from the Oxford Vascular Study [OXVASC] and a cohort of patients referred to a hospital based TIA clinic).

Embedded ImageSetting:

10 family practices in Oxfordshire, UK (OCSP and OXVASC cohorts) and a hospital based TIA clinic.

Embedded ImagePatients:

209 patients (mean age 70 y) with a first ever probable or definite TIA (OCSP derivation cohort); 190 patients (mean age 74 y) with probable or definite TIA and 378 patients (mean age 70 y) with suspected TIA (OXVASC validation cohorts); and 210 patients (mean age 65 y) referred to the …

View Full Text


  • For correspondence: Professor P M Rothwell, University of Oxford, Radcliff Infirmary, Oxford, UK. peter.rothwell{at}

  • Sources of funding: UK Stroke Association; BUPA Foundation; UK Medical Research Council.