Hong Kong Med J 2001;7:50-7 | Number 1, March 2001
Cerebrovascular disease among Chinese populations--recent epidemiological and neuroimaging studies
KS Wong, YN Huang, S Gao, WWM Lam, YL Chan
Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
Stroke mortality in individuals of Chinese descent has declined during the past decades, although the absolute number of patients it first-ever stroke is escalating. This review summarises recent epidemiological and imaging studies conducted among Chinese populations. Data indicating differences between Chinese and Caucasian ethnic groups in the pathophysiological mechanisms of stroke are highlighted, and the potential implications of these findings for prevention and management of stroke are discussed.
Key words: Chinese; Epidemiology; Neuroimaging; Stroke
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