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A study of ischemic stroke survivors who were at least 65-years-old found that at 6 months post-stroke 50% had some one-sided paralysis, 30% were unable to walk without some assistance, 26% were dependent in activities of daily living, 19% had aphasia, 35% had symptoms of depression, and 26% were institutionalized in a nursing home.

Reference

Title
Framingham Heart Study
Authors
National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
URL
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  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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