Poorer Patients Have More Severe Ischemic Strokes, Study Indicates

Poorer patients have more severe ischemic strokes, or strokes resulting from blockages in blood vessels in the brain, according to new research from the University of Cincinnati.

A study led by Dawn Kleindorfer, MD, Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology, found that increasing poverty in the neighborhood where the stroke patient lived was associated with worse stroke severity at presentation, independent of other known factors associated with stroke outcomes.

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