AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 26, Number 2, 2017

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Biomarkers May Help Better Predict Who Will Have a Stroke

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People with high levels of four biomarkers in the blood may be more likely to develop a stroke than people with low levels of the biomarkers. “Identifying people who are at risk for stroke can help us determine who would benefit most from existing or new therapies to prevent stroke,” said study author Ashkan Shoamanesh, MD, of McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, and a member of the American Academy of Neurology. “Future research could also investigate whether lowering the levels of these biomarkers of blocking their action could be a way to prevent strokes. However, our study does not provide evidence that these markers are validated well enough to be implemented in clinical practice.” To read more, click here.

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