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      • Recurrent Ischemic Stroke – A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
        Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular DiseasesVol. 30Issue 8
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          Recurrent ischemic stroke (IS) remains a challenge even with improved neuroimaging, acute stroke management, and disseminated use of secondary prevention.1 The consequences of recurrent IS are more extensive cerebrovascular impairments resulting in additional physical and cognitive disability, and significant social impact.
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      • Recurrent ischemic stroke – Examples from Sweden
        Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular DiseasesVol. 30Issue 11
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          Recently, in a systematic review and meta-analysis, Kolmos et al found that the rates of recurrent ischemic stroke seem unchanged over time.1 This is disappointing, especially as the benefits of secondary prevention have become more and more recognized over the recent decades. Possibly, this knowledge has not been materialized in practice everywhere. However there are promising results from Sweden.
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