Transient global amnesia: Clinical characteristics and prognosis

J. W. Miller, R. C. Petersen, E. J. Metter, C. H. Millikan, T. Yanagihara

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Abstract

We studied the clinical characteristics of transient global amnesia (TGA) in 277 patients with an average follow-up of 80 months. The syndrome occurred most frequently after age 50. There was a history of migraine in 14.1% and cerebrovascular diseases in 11.2% of patients, but these conditions were usually not temporally linked to TGA. Characteristic antecedent events and activity such as exertion existed in 33.4%. The incidence of TGA was 5.2 per 100,000 per year in Rochester, MN. Although 23.8% of the patients had recurrent episodes, they were not at increased risk for subsequent stroke.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)733-737
Number of pages5
JournalNeurology
Volume37
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1987

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  • Clinical Neurology

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    Miller, J. W., Petersen, R. C., Metter, E. J., Millikan, C. H., & Yanagihara, T. (1987). Transient global amnesia: Clinical characteristics and prognosis. Neurology, 37(5), 733-737. https://doi.org/10.1212/wnl.37.5.733