ASA: Stroke Survivors Face Twofold Higher Risk for MI One Year After Stroke

Stroke survivors are nearly twofold more likely to have subsequent myocardial infarction (MI) compared with patients experiencing cervical artery dissection (CAD), according to a study presented at the annual American Stroke Association International Stroke Conference 2024, held from Feb. 7 to 9 in Phoenix.

Lukas Strelecky, from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and colleagues utilized a multistate database to examine MI risk poststroke or post-CAD to estimate cardiovascular complication risk. The analysis included 827,761 patients identified from the State Inpatient Database from New York (2011 to 2017) and Florida (2011 to 2019).

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