American Heart Association: Too Few with Stroke of the Eye are Treated to Reduce Future Stroke

Study Highlights:

  • Only one-third of 5,600 patients with retinal infarction, or stroke in the eye, underwent basic stroke work-up, and fewer than one in 10 were seen by a neurologist.

  • One in 100 of the retinal infarction patients studied experienced another stroke within 90 days of their retinal infarction.

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 25, 2018 — Too few patients with retinal infarction, or loss of blood flow in the eye, are evaluated for stroke risk or seen by a neurologist, putting them at increased risk for another stroke, according to preliminary research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2018, a world premier meeting dedicated to the science and treatment of cerebrovascular disease for researchers and clinicians... 

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