Stroke prevention: Management of modifiable vascular risk factors

  title={Stroke prevention: Management of modifiable vascular risk factors},
  author={Prof. Didier Leys and Dominique Deplanque and M.-A. Mackowiak-Cordoliani and Christian Lucas and R{\'e}gis Bordet and Claire Mounier-V{\'e}hier},
  journal={Journal of Neurology},
Stroke prevention is a crucial issue because (i) stroke is a frequent and severe disorder, and (ii) acute stroke therapies that are effective at the individual level have only a little impact in term of public health. Stroke prevention consists of the combination of 3 strategies: an optimal management of vascular risk factors, associated when appropriate with antithrombotic therapies, carotid surgery, or both. Primary prevention trials have shown that reducing blood pressure in hypertensive… CONTINUE READING
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Stroke prevention: management of modifiable risk factors

  • D Leys, D Deplanque, C Mounier-Vehier, M-A Mackowiak-Cordoliani, C Lucas, R Bordet
  • J Neurol
  • 2002
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