Brain Injury Raises Risk of Future Stroke | Medical News and Health Information
Brain Injury Raises Risk of Future Stroke(Ivanhoe Newswire) – People who have a traumatic brain injury are 30% more likely to experience a future stroke than people without a brain injury, finds a new study led by James F. Burke, M.D., M.S., from the University of Michigan and the Ann Arbor VA Healthcare System.
This discovery was made after examining the medical records of 435,630 adults with traumatic brain injury and 736,723 adults with trauma, but no brain injury over five years.
“While the stroke risk of one person with TBI is small, the overall link between TBI and stroke was substantial; as large as the link between the strongest stroke risk factor, high blood pressure and stroke,” Dr. Burke was quoted as saying.
For more information, go to http://neurology.org/content/early/2013/06/26/WNL.0b013e318297eecf.
SOURCE: Neurology, June 2013