Stroke is the second leading cause of death worldwide. Mortality rates are declining, however. Over 75% of patients survive a first stroke during the first year, and over half survive beyond 5 years.
People who suffer ischemic strokes have a much better chance for survival than those who experience hemorrhagic strokes. Among the ischemic stroke categories, the greatest dangers are posed by embolic strokes, followed by thrombotic and...Read more
Lisa Nelson RD #1: What role does temperament/personality play in a person's heart disease risk? Does it have a direct affect on... Read more »
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We're always looking for individuals to write about their experiences with heart disease. Here's how you can contribute yours Heart Disease... Read more »