Stroke and its modification in Parkinson's disease.

  title={Stroke and its modification in Parkinson's disease.},
  author={Lynn K Struck and Robert L. Dr Rodnitzky and Judith Dobson},
  volume={21 10},
Previous studies have not agreed on the incidence of ischemic stroke in persons with Parkinson's disease. There are epidemiologic and neurochemical facets of Parkinson's disease that might confer some benefit or protection against ischemic stroke. We used a case-control method to determine the lifetime history of ischemic stroke in 200 patients with Parkinson's disease and 200 controls of a similar age range. Analysis was also carried out for myocardial infarction as a marker of generalized… CONTINUE READING