Thursday, July 31, 2008

One stroke is enough

Sometimes, a picture says it all.

This is from the Stroke Update Web site, a United Kingdom-based Web site chocked with stroke-related links, articles, news, studies, books and events.

At this writing, its lead articles were about younger adults returning to work after strokes and the June 2008 Welsh Stroke Conference. Another article explores the connection of a stroke with the combination of patent foramen ovale and atrial septal aneurysm.

Often, one stroke, or even a transient ischemic attack - also known as a mini-stroke - increases the risk for another. That's one reason why research is so vital - finding ways to prevent that second event that can be deadly.

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