Two-thirds of patients die within a decade of acute stroke: Aus study

A study of stroke survivors suggests improvements are needed both for hospital treatment and secondary prevention, researchers say

Almost two-thirds of patients hospitalised with stroke die within the next decade, according to the first Australian analysis of long-term outcomes.

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The study also shows that stroke recurrence is common, affecting 20% of patients at five years and 27% at 10 years.

Researchers say their findings highlight the considerable long-term mortality and morbidity associated with acute stroke, underlining the need for more prompt thrombolysis and increased access to endovascular therapy, rehabilitation and secondary prevention.

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