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Table 5 Risk factors increasing mortality following TIA

From: Perioperative care of a patient with stroke

Risk factors for development of death following a TIA
Previous strokes
Stroke in heavy smokers - > 40 per day (level comes to normal after 5 years of stopping)
Atrial Fibrillation -increasing risk about 5-fold
Diabetes, hypertension, MI and high cholesterol
Race - African American race has higher incidence
Conjugate equine oestrogen increased risk of ischemic stroke and TIAs by 55%