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Stroke risk factors increase despite drop in stroke mortality

October 11, 2017

Read the Perspective from Philip B. Gorelick, MD, MPH

The prevalence of ischemic stroke risk factors such as diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, smoking and drug abuse increased from 2004 to 2014, according to an analysis published in Neurology.

Risk factors increased despite a decline in stroke-related mortality in the U.S. during the past decade, according to the study.

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Benefits from intensive systolic BP control may outweigh CKD risks

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Intensive BP control reduces mortality risk in chronic kidney disease

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Patients with hypertension and chronic kidney disease who underwent more intensive BP control had reduced mortality risk, according to a systematic review and…
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Discharge from ED with acute kidney injury linked to higher mortality

August 31, 2017
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