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Challenges in secondary stroke prevention: prevalence of multiple metabolic risk factors, including abnormal glycaemia, in ischaemic stroke and transient ischaemic attack

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Background: Secondary prevention of ischaemic stroke (IS) and transient ischaemic attack (TIA) mandates identification and treatment of multiple metabolic risk factors. The aim was to determine the prevalence of abnormal glycaemia, hypertension and dyslipidaemia in patients presenting to an Acute Stroke Unit of a tertiary referral teaching hospital with IS or TIA.

Keywords: diabetes; ischaemic stroke; metabolic syndrome; pre‐diabetes; transient ischaemic attack

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 2: Acute Stroke Unit and 3: Diabetes Centre

Publication date: 2010-04-01

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