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Table 1 Baseline characteristics

From: A pilot study evaluating the use of ABCD2 score in pre-hospital assessment of patients with suspected transient ischaemic attack: experience and lessons learned

  County A County B
Male n (%) 2 (50) 4 (100)
Age, mean (range) 68 (54–81) 79 (71–91)
White n (%) 3 (75) 4 (100)
ABCD2 score by EMS n (%)
 Age ≥ 60 3 (75) 4 (100)
 BP ≥ 140/90 mmHg 4 (100) 4 (100)
Clinical features
  Unilateral weakness 1 (25) n/a
  Speech disturbance without weakness 1 (50) n/a
  Neither 1 (25) n/a
 Duration ≥ 60 min. 1 (25) n/a
 Diabetes 1 (50) 1 (25)
 EMS ABCD2 ≥ 4 4 (100) n/a
 Specialist ABCD2 ≥ 4 2 (50) n/a
Past medical history
 Hypertension 2 (50) 1 (25)
 Atrial fibrillation 0 (0) 1 (25)
 Ischaemic heart disease 0 (0) 0 (0)
 Carotid stenosis 0 (0) 0 (0)
 Peripheral vascular disease 0 (0) 0 (0)
 Smoker 0 (0) 0 (0)
 Prosthetic heart valve 0 (0) 0 (0)
Medication
 Clopidogrel 1 (25) 0 (0)
 Dipyridamole 0 (0) 0 (0)
 Time to specialist within target 3 (75) 4 (100)
Investigations
 MRI scan 1 (25) 1 (25)
 Carotid Doppler 3 (75) 3 (75)
 12 lead ECG 3 (75) 2 (50)
 CT brain 3 (75) 3 (75)
Follow up stroke free status
 7 Days 3 (75) 4 (100)
 90 Days 3 (75) 3 (75)