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Table 2 Results of in-hospital evaluation of TIA patients, per ABCD2 score category

From: Can ABCD2 score predict the need for in-hospital intervention in patients with transient ischemic attacks?

  Overall (n = 121) ABCD2 score p value
0–3 (n = 67) 4–5 (n = 43) 6–7 (n = 11)
Small infarcts on DWI, n (%) 14 (12) 8 (12) 2 (5) 4 (36) 0.285
New risk factor recognized during admission, n (%) 38 (31) 16 (24) 16 (37) 6 (55) 0.024*
 Carotid stenosis >50% 16 (13) 5 (7) 8 (19) 3 (27) 0.028*
 Other arterial occlusive lesions 7 (6) 4 (6) 3 (7) 0 (0) 0.653
 Hypercholesterolemia 9 (7) 3 (4) 3 (7) 3 (27) 0.028*
 Hypertension 1 (0.8) 1 (1) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.413
 Diabetes 1 (0.8) 1 (1) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.413
 Cardioembolic source 4 (3) 2 (3) 2 (5) 0 (0) 0.909
In-hospital intervention (IHI), n (%) 12 (10) 7 (10) 4 (9) 1 (9) 0.837
 Revascularization due to ipsilateral carotid stenosis >50% 9 (7) 4 (6) 4 (9) 1 (9) 0.540
 Anticoagulation due to other arterial occlusive lesions 2 (2) 2 (3) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.245
 Anticoagulation due to cardioembolic source 1 (0.8) 1 (1) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.413
Length of hospitalization, days, mean (SD) 2.1 (2.1) 1.7 (1.3) 2.3 (2.9) 3.5 (2.3) 0.024*
  1. TIA transient ischemic attack, DWI diffusion-weighted imaging, SD standard deviation
  2. *A p < 0.05 was set for statistical significance