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Total of physician office visits for first-listed stroke patients in 2014

There were a total of 1,950,000 physician office visits in 2014 for patients first-listed for a stroke diagnosis.

Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics—2018 Update: A Report From the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2018; 137. http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/137/12/e67

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