S. C. Leonberg Jr., M.D., F.A.C.P.; F. A. Elliott, F.R.C.P.
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Little attention has been given to stroke prevention. Various studies indicate a mortality of about 10% annually for the first 5 years after initial stroke. Sixty-three patients with stroke who were discharged from hospitals in recent years, but not treated by the authors, served as controls. Mortality in this group was 12.1% annually for the first 5 years. Results of efforts to prevent recurrent stroke in patients who survived cerebral infarction are reported. One hundred and two such patients were treated energetically at a Stroke Prevention Clinic in an effort to reduce recurrent vascular episodes. Treatment consisted of rigid control
Leonberg SC, Elliott FA. A Program for Stroke Prevention.. Ann Intern Med. 1972;76:878. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-5-878_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(5):878.
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