Trends in Vascular Risk Factor Treatment and Control in US Stroke Survivors

CIRCOUTCOMES: May 7, 2013

Background—Treatment and control of vascular risk factors reduce the likelihood of recurrent stroke. Present nationally representative data are sparse regarding secondary prevention treatment and control rates.

Methods and Results—We evaluated sex- and race-stratified blood pressure, cholesterol, and hemoglobin A1c levels and treatment and control rates in 1154 self-reported stroke survivors from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys 1999 to 2010.  Read more