Disability After Stroke

November 9, 2017

A new study with longitudinal follow-up looked at disability trajectories after stroke compared with myocardial infarction.

[PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR THE VIDEO]

Published in JAMA Neurology.1 a population based prospective cohort study with longitudinal follow-up looking at disability trajectories after stroke compared with myocardial infarction (MI).

Turns out compared with MI disability trajectories after stroke are markedly increased greater than 3 fold. This increased trajectory was also markedly different than before either stroke or MI.

The take home message according to the authors: In addition to the acute event, stroke may be associated with treatable long-term adverse events that result in accelerated functional decline.

 

References:

1. Dhamoon MS, Longstreth WT Jr, Bartz TM, et al. Disability Trajectories Before and After Stroke and Myocardial Infarction: The Cardiovascular Health Study. JAMA Neurol. 2017 Oct 23. doi: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2017.2802. [Epub ahead of print]