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2004) have suggested that such ischemic preconditioning also occurs when the first ischemic insult is a TIA, resulting in subsequent strokes of reduced severity compared to those that are not preceded by a TIA. In contrast, in a recent analysis of data from the Northern California TIA study using the duration of the original TIA as a surrogate for the “dose” of ischemic preconditioning (Johnston, 2004), we did not find that TIA duration was associated with the likelihood that a subsequent stroke was disabling.