Tuesday, March 15, 2011

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Stroke risk after T.I.A

The scoring system used is the ABCD score.
A - Age : 1 pt for age > 60 yr
B - Blood pressure : 1 pt for B.P > 140/90 mmHg
C - Clinical features : 1 pt for speech disturbance without weakness,
                                 2 pts for unilateral weakness
D - Duration of symptoms : 1 pt for 10-59 min,
                                          2 pts for > 60 min
      Diabetes : 1 pt if present.

Low risk : 0-3 pts
Moderate risk : 4, 5 pts
High risk : 6, 7 pts

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