Physicians' Academy for Cardiovascular Education

Heart failure patients are at higher risk for any type of stroke

Risk of Stroke in Patients With Heart Failure: A Population-Based 30-Year Cohort Study

Literature - Adelborg K, Szépligeti S, Sundbøll J, et al. - Stroke. 2017; published online ahead of print

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In a large cohort study of 30 years, HF was associated with an increased risk of ischaemic stroke, ICH and SAH, especially in the short term, but also in the long term. These findings suggest that HF is an important risk factor for all types of stroke, and that it is important to pay clinical attention to the stroke risk of HF patients.

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