Transient ischaemic attack (TIA) clinics
TIA clinics are run every morning seven days a week. The department aims to see high risk TIA patients within 24 hours of receiving a referral and low risk patients within one week.
During a TIA clinic, patients will have a full assessment by a doctor and are likely to have the following tests organised:
- Blood tests
- Electrocardiogram to check for irregular heart rhythm
- Ultrasound scan of the carotid arteries in the neck (carotid doppler scan) to see whether there is any significant narrowing which may benefit from surgery
- Blood pressure
- In some circumstances we may organise a scan of the brain (CT scan or MRI). The doctor assessing will advise if this is required
- Echocardiogram (heart ultrasound) to assess the heart valves and function of the heart
- 24 hour heart recording (to look for evidence of an irregular heart beat).
The majority of these tests will be performed during the clinic visit, including the carotid doppler scan. However, appointments for heart scans and heart monitors will generally be sent through the post.
- Appointments: 023 8120 5019
- Angie Keen, TIA specialist nurse: 07766 800370
Stroke clinics are run as detailed in the timetable below. You will be seen by one of our stroke consultants or by one of our specialist registrars.
First Wednesday of the month
Dr Sue Evans
Third Wednesday of the month
Dr Pamela Crawford
Dr Emma Wood
- Appointments: 023 8120 4658