Stroke symptoms in individuals reporting no prior stroke or transient ischemic attack are associated with a decrease in indices of mental and physical functioning Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Ischemic Attack, Transient
  • Mental Processes
  • Motor Activity
  • Stroke

abstract

  • Individuals with clinically consistent symptoms but no stroke diagnosis have a lower quality of life than those without symptoms. The difference in physical functioning is substantial with a smaller decline in mental functioning. Apart from so-called "silent stroke," there appear to be many individuals with possibly symptomatic cerebrovascular disease-either stroke or transient ischemic attack-who are not being diagnosed. Furthermore, these symptomatic but undiagnosed strokes may not be benign.

publication date

  • September 2007

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1161/STROKEAHA.106.478032

PubMed ID

  • 17673720

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 2446

end page

  • 52

volume

  • 38

number

  • 9