This article reviews the causes of stroke and emphasizes the underlying vascular pathology. The risk factors associated with the pathologic processes are examined, with emphasis on the beneficial impact on stroke risk through the risk factor modification. Risk factor modification is a powerful tool in stroke prevention and can lead to a marked decrease in the burden of stroke. The majority of strokes could be eliminated with an organized prevention strategy.
|Number of pages
|Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
|Published - 1999
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation