Who Is at Risk for a Stroke?
Developments in Prevention
High Blood Pressure
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://ww2.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 June 12, 2012.
Stroke risk factors. American Stroke Association website. Available at: http://www.strokeassociation.org/STROKEORG/AboutStroke/UnderstandingRisk/Understanding-Risk%5FUCM%5F308539%5FSubHomePage.jsp . Accessed June 12, 2012.
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High blood pressure. EBSCO Health Library website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/healthLibrary/ . Updated September 2011. Accessed June 12, 2012.
Am I at risk for a stroke? National Stroke Association website. Available at: http://www.stroke.org/site/PageServer?pagename=risk . Accessed June 12, 2012.
NCEP ATP III guidelines. EBSCO DynaMed website. http://www.dynamed.com/what.php. Accessed June 14, 2012.
Prevention of stroke. EBSCO DynaMed website. http://www.dynamed.com/what.php. Updated June 6, 2012. Accessed June 14, 2012.
9/19/2006 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php : Amarenco P, Bogousslavsky J, Callahan A, 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/what.php : Grau AJ, Barth C, Geletneky B, et al. Association between recent sports activity, sports activity in young adulthood, and stroke. Stroke. 2009;40:426-431.
- Reviewer: Brian Randall, MD
- Review Date: 06/2012 -
- Update Date: 06/14/2012 -