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Epidemiology

Michael G. Hennerici, Rolf Kern, Kristina Szabo and Johannes Binder

in Stroke

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Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199582808
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191739651 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199582808.003.001

Series: Oxford Neurology Library

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• Stroke is the third most common cause of death in industrialized countries and a major burden with increasing clinical, economic and social impact. • Stroke is a growing issue of global health care due to the demographic development with increase of the elderly population. Due to a better management of risk factors and risk indicators (e.g. cardiovascular diseases) stroke mortality has decreased in the last 20yrs. However, morbidity is continuously increasing with age-related increase of atrial fibrillation and neurovascular degeneration (e.g. cerebral amyloid angiopathy-related intracranial bleedings).

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Subjects: Neurology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Epidemiology

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