What causes increased stroke mortality in patients with prestroke dementia?

@article{Appelros2005WhatCI,
  title={What causes increased stroke mortality in patients with prestroke dementia?},
  author={P Appelros and Matti H. Viitanen},
  journal={Cerebrovascular diseases},
  year={2005},
  volume={19 5},
  pages={323-7}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE In patients with dementia, the incidence of stroke is higher and strokes are more severe and lethal. The purpose of this population-based study was to describe in what way previous dementia affects mortality in stroke patients. METHODS Subjects were all persons > or =65 years old who had a first-ever stroke during 1 year (n = 327). The prestroke dementia (PSD) diagnosis was made at the time of the stroke diagnosis using data from next of kin and from patient records… CONTINUE READING