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  1. M L Bots
  1. Associate Professor of Epidemiology

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    Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the Western societies. In addition, stroke is a major cause for morbidity and loss of quality of life.

    For the United States estimates indicate more than 700 000 incident strokes each year and 4.4 million stroke survivors.1 This also reflects the enormous economic burden on society.1 Despite developments in treatment of patients with symptoms of acute cerebrovascular disease, the best …

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