Background: Rate of ischemic strokes and transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) increases with age. There is lack of evidence on how age affects treatment strategies and outcomes. Our aim is to compare epidemiology of ischemic strokes and TIAs in adult and geriatric populations including risk factors, treatment delivered, and outcomes. Design: We designed a retrospective cross-sectional review of patients admitted to neurology with diagnosis of stroke or TIA from 2010 to 2015. Obtained variables were: age, sex, risk factors, acute therapy, National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale on admission and discharge, and disposition.

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