Stroke recurrence risk and mortality after first-time stroke

Takeaway

  • In patients with a first-time ischemic stroke or intracerebral hemorrhage, risk of recurrence remained high after 10 years, with marked differences between certain patient subgroups.  

Why this matters

  • There are limited epidemiological data available on recurrent stroke, despite the number of stroke survivors at risk of recurrence increasing.

  • These long-term data from a large cohort of patients with stroke highlight potential risk factors for stroke recurrence.