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Incidence of Transient ischemic Attacks in Sweden
Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine and Health, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden.
Örebro University, School of Medical Sciences. Department of Neurology.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6681-0546
Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine and Health, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6504-9049
2016 (English)In: Neuroepidemiology, ISSN 0251-5350, E-ISSN 1423-0208, Vol. 47, no 1, 20-25 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background and Purpose: Stroke incidence may be on the decline in high-income countries. There may have been a shift from severe forms of cerebrovascular disease to less severe forms. No study regarding transient ischemic attack (TIA) incidence has been performed in Sweden since the 1980s.

Methods: We used 2011 and 2012 data from the Swedish stroke register. A large proportion of Sweden's 72 hospitals took part in the TIA register, meaning that 63 (2011) and 66 (2012) percent of the entire population were studied.

Results: The number of TIA-cases was 13,880. The number of first ever TIA cases was 9098, 4,675 in men, and 4,423 in women, comprising 66% of all TIAs. The crude overall IR for first ever TIA was 74 per 100,000. The age- and sex-standardized IRs were 73 per 100,000 when standardized to the European population of 2013, and 47 per 100,000 when standardized to the European population 1976.

Conclusions: The TIA incidence in Sweden is high, and no decline is seen when compared with previous studies. Better prevention may have caused a shift from severe forms of cerebrovascular disease to less severe forms. Fordemographic reasons, the health services will most likely face an increasing number of TIA patients in the coming years.

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Basel: S. Karger, 2016. Vol. 47, no 1, 20-25 p.
Keyword [en]
Transient ischemic attack, Incidence, Epidemiology
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology Neurology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-53021DOI: 10.1159/000447240ISI: 000383315100004PubMedID: 27322728Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84976272252OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-53021DiVA: diva2:1038440
Available from: 2016-10-18 Created: 2016-10-18 Last updated: 2017-10-18Bibliographically approved

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