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Stroke 

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Stroke
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10.1093/med/9780199559688.003.0132
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date: 22 October 2019

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Stroke is the third most common cause of death and the most common cause of disability in developed countries.

Prevalence of stroke in UK is 0.9 million.

Annual incidence of stroke (first or recurrent) is 133,000.

70–80% of strokes are ischaemic caused by atherosclerosis (large-artery disease), cardioembolism, and small-vessel disease (lacunar stroke)....

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