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Stroke

Updated 19 March 2015

Brain injury boosts stroke risk

In the three months after a traumatic brain injury, the risk of stroke may increase 10-fold, Taiwanese researchers report.

In the three months after a traumatic brain injury, the risk of stroke may increase 10-fold, Taiwanese researchers report.

In the United States, about one in 53 people has a traumatic brain injury each year, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Because impairment following traumatic brain injury may be invisible, the researchers said the condition is sometimes described as a silent epidemic.

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