Risk factors for ischaemic stroke.

  title={Risk factors for ischaemic stroke.},
  author={Claire L Allen and Ulvi Bayraktutan},
  journal={International journal of stroke : official journal of the International Stroke Society},
  volume={3 2},
Stroke is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in western populations, with up to 40% of survivors not expected to recover independence from severe disabilities. This equates to an immense financial burden on health systems worldwide. Hence further education is required to inform individuals of the risks to promote secondary prevention strategies in future generations. Stroke is a heterogeneous, multifactorial disease regulated by modifiable and nonmodifiable risk factors. Modifiable… CONTINUE READING


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