AHA News: Traumatic Brain Injury May Raise Veterans' Long-Term Stroke Risk

March 3, 2022

Dr. Mitch Elkind, a neurologist at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York City, said the more immediate increased risk of stroke after brain trauma might be related to damage such as torn arteries. "But this study provides evidence that traumatic head injury may lead to a long-term increased risk of both ischemic and, particularly, hemorrhagic stroke," said Elkind, past president of the AHA. He was not involved in the study. [read more]

Editor's Note: This article was originally published by American Heart Association News.


Source: U.S. News & World Report