Cerebrovascular Disease in an Elderly Population
A sample of residents of a retirement community was investigated for symptoms and signs thought to be premonitory of stroke, as the initial step in a study of factors that predict the occurrence of stroke. Persons who had experienced a prior stroke reported a number of symptoms more frequently than did persons who had not had a stroke. The stroke group had a higher prevalence of cervical bruits, higher mean blood pressures, and significantly more abnormal electrocardiograms. There were no differences for cholesterol or hemoglobin.
- © 1967 American Heart Association, Inc.