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Neurol Clin. 2000 May;18(2):291-307.

Stroke in Hispanic Americans.

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  • 1T.L.L. Temple Foundation Stroke Project, Department of Neurology, University of Texas Medical School, Houston, TX 77030, USA.


The Hispanic American population is the fastest growing minority group with increasing representation among the older age strata. Current ethnic-specific cerebrovascular disease data regarding stroke outcomes and risk factor status reveal significant differences compared with other race/ethnic groups. The authors discuss the literature on stroke incidence and mortality among Hispanic populations. Traditional risk factors, access to care and stroke mechanism differences are also discussed. Advances in Hispanic American specific stroke prevention and treatment efforts demand further investigation to better define Hispanic American stroke prevention and acute treatment strategies.

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