Stroke in the Lehigh Valley: Risk Factors for Recurrent Stroke.
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.
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Alter, M., Sobel, E., McCoy, R. L., Francis, M. E., Davanipour, Z., Shofer, F., & ... Meehan, E. F. (1987). Stroke in the Lehigh Valley: risk factors for recurrent stroke. Neurology, 37(3), 503-507.
Medical Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine, Department of Medicine Faculty