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A new paradigm for primary prevention strategy in people with elevated risk of stroke

Feigin, Valery L. and Norrving, Bo LU (2014) In International Journal of Stroke 9(5). p.624-626
Abstract
Existing methods of primary stroke prevention are not sufficiently effective. Based on the recently developed Stroke Riskometer app, a new mass-elevated risk stroke/cardiovascular disease prevention' approach as an addition to the currently adopted absolute risk stroke/cardiovascular disease prevention approach is being advocated. We believe this approach is far more appealing to the individuals concerned and could be as efficient as the conventional population-based approach because it allows identification and engagement in prevention of all individuals who are at an increased (even slightly increased) risk of stroke and cardiovascular disease. The key novelty of this approach is twofold. First, it utilizes modern far-reaching mobile... (More)
Existing methods of primary stroke prevention are not sufficiently effective. Based on the recently developed Stroke Riskometer app, a new mass-elevated risk stroke/cardiovascular disease prevention' approach as an addition to the currently adopted absolute risk stroke/cardiovascular disease prevention approach is being advocated. We believe this approach is far more appealing to the individuals concerned and could be as efficient as the conventional population-based approach because it allows identification and engagement in prevention of all individuals who are at an increased (even slightly increased) risk of stroke and cardiovascular disease. The key novelty of this approach is twofold. First, it utilizes modern far-reaching mobile technologies, allowing individuals to calculate their absolute risk of stroke within the next 5 to 10years and to compare their risk with those of the same age and gender without risk factors. Second, it employs self-management strategies to engage the person concerned in stroke/cardiovascular disease prevention, which is tailored to the person's individual risk profile. Preventative strategies similar to the Stroke Riskometer could be developed for other non-communicable disorders for which reliable predictive models and preventative recommendations exist. This would help reduce the burden of non-communicable disorders worldwide. (Less)
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epidemiology, methodology, prevention, risk factors, stroke
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International Journal of Stroke
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9
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5
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624 - 626
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Wiley-Blackwell
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  • wos:000337588200018
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1747-4949
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10.1111/ijs.12300
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English
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  author       = {Feigin, Valery L. and Norrving, Bo},
  issn         = {1747-4949},
  keyword      = {epidemiology,methodology,prevention,risk factors,stroke},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {624--626},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {International Journal of Stroke},
  title        = {A new paradigm for primary prevention strategy in people with elevated risk of stroke},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijs.12300},
  volume       = {9},
  year         = {2014},
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