Therapeutic interventions and success in risk factor control for secondary prevention of stroke.

@article{AlvarezSabn2009TherapeuticIA,
  title={Therapeutic interventions and success in risk factor control for secondary prevention of stroke.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Alvarez-Sab{\'i}n and Manuel de la Quintana and Miguel Angel Hern{\'a}ndez-Presa and Carlos {\'A}lvarez and Jose Franco Chaves and Marc Ribo},
  journal={Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association},
  year={2009},
  volume={18 6},
  pages={460-5}
}
OBJECTIVE We sought to evaluate the success rates in achieving preventive therapeutic goals in patients who experienced an ischemic stroke (IS) and compare them with those achieved in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS This was an observational multicenter case-control study (3 patients with IS and one control subject with CAD) performed in 1444 primary health centers in Spain. Preventive therapeutic objectives according to American Heart Association guidelines were… CONTINUE READING