TITLE

Stroke

AUTHOR(S)
Mead, Mike
PUB. DATE
October 2003
SOURCE
Practice Nurse;10/10/2003, Vol. 26 Issue 6, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the main areas of intervention for stroke in primary care according to a medical research. Background on hypertension, a major risk factor for stroke; Link between atrial fibrillation and stroke prevention; Prevention of stroke by using an antiplatelet agent.
ACCESSION #
11178944

 

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