Stroke Prevention in Older Adults: Recent Advances

J David Spence, M Reza Azarpazhooh, Susanna C Larsson, Chrysi Bogiatzi, Graeme J Hankey

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The risks of stroke and dementia increase steeply with age, and both are preventable. At present, the best way to preserve cognitive function is to prevent stroke. Therapeutic nihilism based on age is common and unwarranted. We address recent advances in stroke prevention that could contribute greatly to prevention of stroke and dementia at a time when the aging of the population threatens to markedly increase the incidence of both. Issues discussed: (1) old patients benefit even more from lipid-lowering therapy than do younger patients; (2) patients with stiff arteries are at risk from a target systolic blood pressure

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3770-3777
Number of pages8
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2020


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