Trends in 10-Year Survival of Patients With Stroke Hospitalized Between 1980 and 2000

STROKEAHA: uly 15, 2014

Abstract

Background and Purpose—We report on trends in poststroke survival, both in the early period after stroke and over the long term. We examine these trends by stroke subtype.

Methods—The Minnesota Stroke Survey is a study of all hospitalized patients with acute stroke aged 30 to 74 years in the Minneapolis–St Paul metropolis. Validated stroke events were sampled for survey years 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, and 2000 and subtyped as ischemic or hemorrhagic by neuroimaging for survey years 1990, 1995, and 2000. Survival was obtained by linkage to vital statistics data through the year 2010. Read more