Title

Stroke in the Lehigh Valley: Risk Factors for Recurrent Stroke.

Publication/Presentation Date

3-1-1987

Abstract

Age-specific risk of recurrent stroke for various risk factors, calculated independently, was estimated using the first year of data from the Lehigh Valley Stroke Register. The register is based on a population of more than one-half million. Among the risk factors examined, the highest overall risk of recurrent stroke, 41.4, occurred with a history of at least one transient ischemic attack (TIA). After myocardial infarction (MI), the relative risk of a recurrent stroke was 8.0, while with all other heart diseases combined it was 8.4. With diabetes, the relative risk of a recurrent stroke was 5.6; with hypertension, it was 4.5. The relative risk increased with age after TIA and MI, but not for other heart disease, diabetes, and hypertension, except in the 85+-year-old age group.

Volume

37

Issue

3

First Page

503

Last Page

507

ISSN

0028-3878

Disciplines

Medical Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences

PubMedID

3822148

Department(s)

Department of Medicine, Department of Medicine Faculty

Document Type

Article