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If current trends in mortality continue, the United States will see a doubling in deaths from ischemic stroke
between 2003 and 2033.

Elkins, JS and SC Johnston. Thirty-Year Projections for Deaths from Ischemic Stroke in the United States. Stroke. 2003; 34(9): 2109-12. http://stroke.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/strokeaha;34/9/2109

Reference

Title
Thirty-Year Projections for Deaths from Ischemic Stroke in the United States
Publication
Stroke
Publication Date
2003
Authors
Elkins, JS and SC Johnston
Volume & Issue
Volume 34, Issue 9
Pages
2109-12
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Human Burden

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