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Cerebrovascular Disease

  • Melvina McCabe

Abstract

Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States.1 The physical and emotional disability suffered after a stroke is significant, and the financial burden is tremendous. Direct costs, which include prevention, detection, and treatment for stroke, were estimated at $3.26 billion in 1976.2 For these reasons it is important for family physicians to know the risk factors for stroke that might predispose a patient, to implement a plan to prevent the development of the risk factors, to employ the most efficient method of evaluating someone with symptoms suggestive of a stroke, and to be aware of the management issues.

Keywords

Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Intracerebral Hemorrhage Carotid Endarterectomy Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy Posterior Circulation 
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