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Exploring stroke risk and prevention in China: insights from an outlier

Process from normal status to post-stroke status. (A) normal status when a person is healthy and has no chronic disease; (B) status when a person suffers from diseases that are risk factors of stroke, including hypertension, atrial fibrillation and so on; (C) stroke-prone status when outside attacks such as infection and alcohol can trigger stroke onset in a person with risk factors of stroke; (D) post-stroke status when a person has suffered from stroke onset.

Figure 4. Process from normal status to post-stroke status. (A) normal status when a person is healthy and has no chronic disease; (B) status when a person suffers from diseases that are risk factors of stroke, including hypertension, atrial fibrillation and so on; (C) stroke-prone status when outside attacks such as infection and alcohol can trigger stroke onset in a person with risk factors of stroke; (D) post-stroke status when a person has suffered from stroke onset.