Transient global amnesia: Clinical characteristics and prognosis

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

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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
StatePublished - 1987

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Transient Global Amnesia
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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.

Transient global amnesia : Clinical characteristics and prognosis. / Miller, J. W.; Petersen, Ronald Carl; Metter, E. J.; Millikan, C. H.; Yanagihara, T.

In: Neurology, Vol. 37, No. 5, 1987, p. 733-737.

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Miller, JW, Petersen, RC, Metter, EJ, Millikan, CH & Yanagihara, T 1987, 'Transient global amnesia: Clinical characteristics and prognosis', Neurology, vol. 37, no. 5, pp. 733-737.
Miller JW, Petersen RC, Metter EJ, Millikan CH, Yanagihara T. Transient global amnesia: Clinical characteristics and prognosis. Neurology. 1987;37(5):733-737.
Miller, J. W. ; Petersen, Ronald Carl ; Metter, E. J. ; Millikan, C. H. ; Yanagihara, T. / Transient global amnesia : Clinical characteristics and prognosis. In: Neurology. 1987 ; Vol. 37, No. 5. pp. 733-737.
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