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Dementia risk increased after ischemic stroke


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JAMA Neurology
Reuters Health - 28/01/2022 - The risk of dementia is significantly increased after ischemic stroke, regardless of vascular risk factors, with the highest risk seen in people with more severe stroke and repeat strokes, new findings suggest.  "These data emphasize the value of both primary and secondary stroke prevention for reducing dementia risk," researchers write in JAMA Neurology.  The findings are based on 15,379 adults in the ongoing prospective Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study who were free of stroke and dementia at baseline (1987 to 1989) and were followed through the end of 2019. Their mean age at baseline was 54 years, 55% were women, ...


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