American Stroke Association, March 17-19

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association International Stroke Conference



The authors evaluated data on 744,044 Medicare beneficiaries who were 65 years of age or older and had been treated for ischemic stroke between 2005 and 2007. The researchers found that more than 75 percent of stroke patients died within 10 years among elderly fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries discharged with an ischemic stroke. In risk-adjusted analyses controlling for comorbid conditions, the investigators found that the risk for death within 10 years after stroke was 4 percent higher for Black versus White patients.

“The findings highlight the need to take a closer look at the early poststroke care period to ensure that stroke patients are receiving optimal postdischarge care,” Lichtman said.

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