Stroke tied to 18 years’ cognitive ageing: study

The impact on cognition worsened with increasing stroke severity, doctors say.
Rachel Fieldhouse

Stroke survivors experience the equivalent of 18 years of cognitive ageing compared with patients without stroke, while cognitive outcomes are unchanged following MI, according to an international team of doctors.

They said post-stroke cognitive outcomes were poorer still in those with more severe or haemorrhagic strokes versus ischaemic stroke.