Ministrokes can take a toll on quality of life, survival

10/10/2013 | HealthDay News

Even a ministroke was associated with a shorter life expectancy and lower quality of life, according to a study in the journal Neurology. Researchers tracked about 1,200 stroke and ministroke survivors for five years and found that they lost 2.79 "quality-adjusted life years" on average compared with the general population. The more severe the stroke, the greater the effect on quality of life, a researcher said.

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