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Hypertension doubles a person’s risk of stroke.

Seshadri S, Beiser A, Kelly-Hayes M, Kase C, et al. The Lifetime Risk of Stroke: Estimates from the Framingham Study. Stroke. 2006; 37(2): 345-50. http://stroke.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/37/2/345

Reference

Title
The Lifetime Risk of Stroke: Estimates from the Framingham Study
Publication
Stroke
Publication Date
2006
Authors
Seshadri S, Beiser A, Kelly-Hayes M, Kase C, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 37, Issue 2
Pages
345-50
URL
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