Korean J Stroke.  2012 Apr;14(1):12-18.

Stroke Update: Risk Factors and Primary Prevention of Stroke

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  • 1Department of Neurology, Eulji University Hospital, Eulji University School of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea. sjoolee@eulji.ac.kr

Abstract

The aim of this article is to review the results of recent researches with regard to risk factors or primary prevention of stroke. We have discussed the contribution of various risk factors to the burden of stroke, variability in blood pressure, intensive glycemic control, lipid management, management of asymptomatic carotid stenosis, vitamin B supplements lowing homocysteine, lifestyle factors, and aspirin efficacy for primary prevention of stroke.

Keyword

Stroke; Risk Factors; Primary Prevention
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