Stroke Shaves Years off Life

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A new study published in the journal Neurology, researchers followed 748 stroke patients and 440 patients who had suffered a transient ischemic attack over five years.

During the five-year study period, the patients who had suffered a stroke lost 1.71 years due to earlier death and an additional 1.08 years due to lower quality of life.  This means that stroke patients lost nearly three good “quality of life” years out of the five years studied.  

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