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Neuro Vitality Center

formerly the stroke recovery center


STUDY: long term effects of stroke​

The AHA just published news of a study by Mandip Dhamoon, MD, DrPH of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinia in NY. The study presentS evidence counter to the traditional knowledge of stroke as a discrete, monophasic event where functional status stabilizes following a 3 to 6 month recovery time, unless recurrent events happen. What the study shows is that annual increases in disability more than tripled after stroke, speeding up worsening of functional status. Stroke survivors did not have a higher slope of increasing disability before the stroke than those who did not have strokes. The study further suggest that long-term adverse effects may be treatable. For more on the study click on the Updates & News.


We have been treating the long term effects of stroke for 40 years. Do you think the medical community will catch up?