Is It Possible to Apply Secondary Stroke Prevention Guidelines to Very Old Populations?

Author(s): Laura Brescacin

Journal Name: Cardiovascular & Hematological Disorders-Drug Targets
Formerly Current Drug Targets - Cardiovascular & Hematological Disorders

Volume 11 , Issue 1 , 2011

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The aging population is an undeniable reality which must be faced by all health systems all over the world. Among people over 80 years old, increase in stroke incidence, high mortality rates and adverse outcomes are problems of major public concern. Lack of evidence-based data to guide rational decision making on vascular risk factors management to avoid recurrence in elderly stroke patients increases the areas of uncertainty, and sometimes favors medical inertia at the time of taking care of this growing elderly population.

Keywords: Clopidogrel, diabetes, abdominal obesity, dyslipidemia, transient ischemic attack, morbidity, secondary prevention, vascular risk factors, very old, Stroke

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Year: 2011
Page: [9 - 16]
Pages: 8
DOI: 10.2174/187152911795945150

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