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Primary Stroke Prevention

Lidija Šapina

Puni tekst: hrvatski pdf 100 Kb

str. 23-28

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str. 23-23

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Stroke is customarily defined as an infarction of the central nervous system. As defined by the World Health Organization, stroke is a clinical syndrome of vascular etiology that manifests itself in the sudden development of a focal neurologic deficit lasting more than 24 hours, and which can result in death. Stroke is one of the three most prevalent causes of death in the world and the leading cause of permanent functional impairment. About 85% of all strokes are caused by ischemia and about 15% are caused by hemorrhage. It transforms the lives not only of those who have suffered from it, but also that of their families and caregivers. More than half of those with comorbidities believe that a major stroke is worse than death because of its consequences: mental, cognitive and physical disability. Despite the development of reperfusion therapies for patients with acute ischemic stroke, proper prevention remains the best approach to reduce the risk of stroke.

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stroke; cerebral hemorrhage; primary prevention; therapy; risk factors

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