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Acta Neurochirurgica

, Volume 64, Issue 1–2, pp 1–7 | Cite as

Smoking and the risk of a stroke

  • B. A. Bell
  • J. Ambrose
Article

Summary

A restrospective study has been undertaken of 236 men and women with a stroke investigated by computed tomography and, where indicated, cerebral angiography. An excess of cigarette smokers has been found where the stroke was the result of ischaemia. Results indicate that continued smoking increases the risk of sustaining cerebral infarction by a factor of 1.9 for men and 2.4 for women. Smoking does not appear to be a risk factor in primary intracerebral haemorrhage, unlike subarachnoid haemorrhage where smokers carry a relative risk approaching four times that of non-smokers.

Keywords

Public Health Compute Tomography Relative Risk Cigarette Smoker Interventional Radiology 
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© Springer-Verlag 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. A. Bell
    • 1
  • J. Ambrose
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryAtkinson Morley's HospitalLondonEngland

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