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[Comment] Support programme for secondary prevention of stroke: inspiration to continue?

19:53 EST 7 Nov 2019 | The Lancet

Stroke is a leading cause of mortality and disability worldwide, with more than 80 million stroke survivors in 2016.1 With continued advances in acute stroke treatment, this number is expected to increase. Stroke survivors are faced with a long-term risk of recurrent vascular events, which will inevitably lead to a worse prognosis.2 Although blood pressure control, lipid lowering treatment, and antithrombotic treatment are proven to be effective in secondary prevention of stroke,3 patients often do not reach optimal treatment targets.

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