Red Book

Prevention of vascular and metabolic disease


Age range chart

0-9 10-14 15-19 20-24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-44 45-49 50-54 55-59 60-64 65-69 70-79 >80

GPs should be alert to symptoms of transient ischaemic attacks (TIAs) in those aged ≥45 years and they should assess these patients early in order to prioritise those needing urgent investigation and management. People at high risk should be questioned about symptoms of TIA to determine appropriate action. Adults with AF should have their absolute CVD risk assessed and the cause of their AF determined and treated according to cardiovascular and thromboembolic risk (II, B).

Stroke: Identifying risk

Table 8.5.1

Stroke: Identifying risk

Tests to detect stroke risk

Table 8.5.2

Tests to detect stroke risk

For further information about secondary prevention after stroke or TIA refer to the Stroke Foundation

Also refer to Chapter 15. Screening tests of unproven benefit.

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