Stroke prevention

D. R. Gress, V. Singh

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)827-838
Number of pages12
JournalPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation


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