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Drawing test could predict stroke risk

10th May 2012

A study in the journal BMJ Open has suggested that a test – taken while a patient is healthy - could help predict the risk of older men dying after a first stroke.

The test involves drawing lines between numbers in ascending order as fast as possible and found that men who scored in the bottom third were about three times as likely to die after a stroke compared with those who were in the highest third. The study looked at 1,000 men between the ages of 67 and 75 over 14 years.

 

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Article Information

Title: Drawing test could predict stroke risk
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 21843
Date Added: 10th May 2012

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