Preserving the Balance in Stroke Prevention: Brain, Heart and Kidneys (symposium Summary Sponsored by Bayer)

Volume 5 Issue 1
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Abstract

Stroke is the second leading cause of death after ischaemic heart disease, and the second leading cause of Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) lost globally. A holistic approach to the prevention and management of stroke can reduce stroke-related mortality and morbidity.The association between diabetes, atrial fibrillation, and renal disease as risk factors for stroke are discussed in this meeting summary. The results of phase 3 trials for anticoagulation therapy are reviewed and presented in the context of defining high-risk patients for stroke and cardiovascular disease.

Key words: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiovascular Disease, Chronic Kidney Disease, Diabetes, Ischaemic Heart Disease, Stroke

Acknowledgements: We thank Dr Allison Kirsop and Oruen Ltd. for editorial assistance in the preparation of this manuscript.