One Stroke Raises Risk for Another, Even Years Later: Study

MONDAY, July 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Your risk of a second stroke or ministroke remains considerable for at least five years after the first one, a new Canadian study finds. "We showed that, even in those survivors who had no complications at all after their stroke, their risk did not return to normal," said researcher Jodi Edwards. Patients were still at seven times higher risk of having a second stroke one year later, and this risk remained high for up to five years, said Edwards, a postdoctoral fellow at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center in Toronto. "The main things that...

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