Incidence of Stroke in the Elderly Has Dropped by 40% Over the Last 20 Years

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A recent press release shows that new analysis of data from 1988 to 2008 has revealed that there has been a 40% decrease in the incidence of stroke in Medicare patients 64 years of age and older. The study applies to both ischemic and hemmorhagic strokes and that deaths resulting from stroke have declined during the same period. These findings and more are published in the July issue of the American Journal of Medicine. To learn more, please visit:

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