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The prevalence of silent cerebral infarction in those ages 55-64 is about 11%. Prevalence increases to 22% for those 65-69, 28% for those 70-74, 32% for those 75-79, 40% for those 80-85, and 43% for those above age 85.

American Heart Association. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics- 2008 Update. Circulation. 2008; 117. http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/short/117/4/e25

Reference

Title
Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics- 2008 Update
Publication
Circulation
Publication Date
2008
Authors
American Heart Association
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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