General Features of Cerebral Vascular Disease

  • John F. Kurtzke


To begin the epidemiology of CVD, we shall in this chapter look at its general distribution by country and age. We will consider “stroke” as one entity, and later note wherein the parts differ from the whole. The materials used are chiefly mortality statistics and population surveys. Our prime question here then is how common in general is CVD — and in whom.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • John F. Kurtzke
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Georgetown University School of MedicineUSA
  2. 2.Neurology ServiceVeterans Administration HospitalUSA
  3. 3.National Naval Medical CenterU.S. Naval HospitalBethesdaUSA

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