Transient Ischemic Attacks - Alan Barber

Date Published: 
Monday, December 12, 2016

Professor Alan Barber talks about the diagnosis and management of transient ischemic attacks in primary care. Alan is lead neurologist for Auckland Hospital Stoke Service and holds the Neurological Foundation of New Zealand Chair in Clinical Neurology at the University of Auckland.


  • Best practice and management of TIA
  • Common diagnostic differentials
  • Tools for use in general practice – F.A.S.T
  • Presentations of TIA, histories and examination
  • Should we be looking for the location of a stroke?
  • Usefulness of ABCD2 scores
  • Clinical scenarios
  • Top tips for initiating anticoagulants in primary care
  • Talking to patients about lifestyle measures and change
  • The challenging conversation around fitness to drive
  • Take-home messages


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This presentation is intended for qualified health practitioners professional development and should not be relied upon for any other purpose. Any opinions offered are those of the presenter or other speaker and do not necessarily represent the views of Goodfellow Unit.