High Risk for Recurrence or Death After 1st Stroke

After a Stroke, High Risk for a Recurrence – BusinessWeek

For the study, published in the Feb. 16 issue of Neurology, Feng’s team collected data on almost 10,400 people in South Carolina who’d had a stroke.

They found that 25 percent of those who had a stroke died within a year, and eight percent had another stroke within a year of their first stroke.

After one year, the risk for another stroke or death continued to rise, the researchers found, with about 18 percent having had another stroke within four years. In that time, about six percent had a heart attack and 41 percent had died from any cause, including 27 percent whose deaths were attributed to a stroke or heart attack.

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