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Neurol Clin. 2000 May;18(2):273-90.

Stroke in African Americans.

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  • 1Department of Neurological Sciences, Rush Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA.


There is an excess burden of cerebrovascular disease in African Americans. This article will define possible reasons for excess stroke risk, review racial differences in stroke subtype and stroke prevention programs in the African American Community, and delineate sequelae of stroke. The authors provide insights about stroke prevention in African Americans and highlight challenges to reduce the burden of cerebrovascular disease in this high-risk group.

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