Who Is at Risk for a Stroke?
Developments in Prevention
Carotid Artery Surgery
American Stroke Association http://www.strokeassociation.org
National Stroke Association http://www.stroke.org
Canadian Cardiovascular Society http://www.ccs.ca
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada http://www.heartandstroke.ca
Impact of stroke (stroke statistics). American Heart and Stroke Association website. Available at: http://www.strokeassociation.org/STROKEORG/AboutStroke/Impact-of-Stroke-Stroke-statistics%5FUCM%5F310728%5FArticle.jsp. Updated May 1, 2012. Accessed March 26, 2014.
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Prevention of stroke. EBSCO DynaMed website. http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated March 17, 2014. Accessed March 26, 2014.
Numbers that count for a healthy heart; recommended screenings/risk factors. American Heart Association website. Available at: http://www.heart.org/idc/groups/heart-public/@wcm/@hcm/documents/downloadable/ucm%5F428691.pdf. Updated October 15, 2013. Accessed March 26, 2014.
Risk factors for stroke or transient ischemic attack. EBSCO DynaMed website. http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated September 27, 2013. Accessed March 26, 2014.
Stroke (acute management). EBSCO DynaMed website. http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated February 26, 2014. Accessed March 26, 2014.
9/19/2006 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed: Amarenco P, Bogousslavsky J, et al. High-dose atorvastatin after stroke or transient ischemic attack. N Engl J Med. 2006;355(6):549-559.
2/24/2009 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed: Grau AJ, Barth C, et al. Association between recent sports activity, sports activity in young adulthood, and stroke. Stroke. 2009;40:426-431.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 04/2014 -
- Update Date: 03/26/2014 -