Search Health in Google

Custom Search

26 August, 2008

Health News-15: "1 in 10 US adults suffer "silent" strokes"

One in 10 apparently healthy middle-aged adults may have suffered a "silent" stroke without realising it, a study suggests. A US study of around 2000 individuals with an avearage age of 62 found that the brains of 10.7% bore evidence of a silent cerebral infarction (SCI) or "silent stroke". Such strokes are caused by clots blocking blood flow to the brain and increase the risk of a full-blown stroke. Dr Sudha Seshadri, one of the study authors from Boston University said: "The findings reinforce the need for early detection and treatment of cardiovascular risk factors in midlife."
Courtesy: The Times of India, Chennai, July 1, 2008.
Wikipedia article on "STROKE":
Grateful thanks to The Times of India and Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

No comments: