Hypertension confirmed as top stroke risk

Hypertension has been confirmed as the single biggest risk factor for stroke, according to a global study of almost 30,000 people.

The research demonstrates that the majority of stroke is due to 10 common modifiable risk factors with hypertension leading the charge.

Published in the Lancet, the second phase ‘INTERSTROKE’ study explores stroke risk factors in all major regions of the world,