Current status of risk factors for stroke.

  title={Current status of risk factors for stroke.},
  author={Philip A. Wolf and William Bernard Kannel and Joel Verter},
  journal={Neurologic clinics},
  volume={1 1},
Prevention of stroke is the key to reduction of morbidity and mortality from stroke and requires correction of the precursors of stroke in susceptible individuals, the single most important measure being vigorous and sustained control of hypertension. Current studies provide important clues to pathogenesis and thereby provide strategies for prevention. 

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