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Stroke in the Elderly: Slowly Retreating

24 February, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free

The risk of stroke steadily increases with old age, but in relative terms both the risk of having a stroke and disability as a result of stroke are decreasing. It remains one of the most feared, and common, serious medical results of aging but incremental improvements in prevention and treatment of stroke including reduction in hypertension, use of blood thinning and clot-busting drugs whilst stroke units and rehabilitation have reduced its impact.

Join Professor Chris Whitty in discussing stroke in the elderly. He is a Professor of Public and International Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department of Health.

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Gresham College
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+44 (0)20 7831 0575
Website:
http://www.gresham.ac.uk/

Venue

Museum of London
50 London Wall
London , EC2Y 5HN United Kingdom
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020 7001 9844
Website:
www.museumoflondon.org.uk