September 22, 2021

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Stroke in the Elderly: Slowly Retreating

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


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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