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A 76-year-old man developed an acute transient neurological deficit characterised by abrupt left face and arm weakness with a complete recovery in about 3 h. The brain CT scan was negative, and the blood pressure was 160/95 mm Hg on first evaluation. The patient was admitted to the hospital in consideration of the high risk for stroke predicted by a value of 6 for the ABCD score: (1) duration of deficits longer than that of a typical TIA, which usually lasts less than 1 h; (2) motor deficits; (3) …
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