Saturday, February 12, 2011

Strokes, Eye Disorder May Go Hand in Hand

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By Crystal Phend, Senior Staff Writer, MedPage Today

Hemorrhagic stroke appears more likely with advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD), perhaps because of common underlying risk factors, a population-based study showed.

Stage 4 AMD independently predicted a 1.56-times greater risk of any type of stroke among older adults after adjustment for age, sex, and other key risk factors (95% confidence interval 1.08 to 2.26), Renske G. Wieberdink, MD, of Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and colleagues reported.

Hemorrhagic stroke risk was significantly higher -- nearly seven-fold -- in older adults with stage 4 AMD than in those who did not have AMD in the analysis presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference.
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