Stroke Survivors, Either With or Without Carotid or Vertebral Artery Dissection, Face Nearly Double the Risk of Heart Attacks Within a Year

5 Feb 2024 • The risk of a heart attack among adults after an acute ischemic stroke or stroke plus carotid or vertebral artery dissection was almost double within the first year compared to the heart attack risk for people who did not have a stroke but were hospitalized with medical events.

The medical events included some overlapping symptoms, such as “warning stroke,” migraine or transient global amnesia.

However, carotid or vertebral artery dissection without a stroke does not seem to raise heart attack risk, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2024.

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