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Stroke

Published Monday, February 24, 2014

Stroke is the third largest cause of mortality in the UK, and the largest cause of adult disability. It has a high clinical and societal burden, and can have a profound effect on people’s lives. This POSTnote summarises the different types of stroke, and examines treatment, prevention strategies and recent service re-organisation.

POSTnotes POST-PN-459

Author: Sarah Bunn

Topics: Diseases, Health education and preventive medicine, Health services, Medicine, Science

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