H-HEALTHY LIVING

Mar 1, 2013 12:30 PM by NBC News

Blocked arteries may predict stroke

Blockages in the arteries may be a predictor of stroke, even among otherwise healthy people.

German researchers found middle age to older adults who had more coronary artery calcifications were three times more likely to have a stroke than those with lower levels.

Blockages were especially accurate in foretelling stroke in patients younger than 65 and those at low-risk for cardiovascular disease.

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