Predictors of death among long-term stroke survivors.

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE We evaluated the risk factors for death among long-term stroke survivors compared with stroke-free subjects. METHODS In 1997 we investigated 221 stroke survivors (mean, 9.4 years after index stroke) and 243 stroke-free subjects; both groups were recruited from a population-based health study. During the subsequent 5 years, all… CONTINUE READING