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26 Jul 2011

Study Reveals Link between Weather Variables and Stroke Incidence

The aim of this study was to focus on the role of meteorological variables on the rate of ischemic events in a geographical area that would be representative of an east coast city population.

A correlation between lower temperatures and increased hospital admissions for ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA) was reported in a study released Monday at the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS) 8th Annual Meeting.


"A proven correlation between environmental factors such as weather and increased stroke incidence could result in new ways of considering how we approach stroke treatment in terms of hospital preparedness, as well as steps we could take to enhance public education and stroke prevention initiatives," said Charles Prestigiacomo, M.D., Director of Cerebrovascular and endovascular Surgery at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey and principal study author.


Prior studies on the association

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