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Osteoporosis Screening Rate Low Among Stroke Patients

Key clinical point: The rate of osteoporosis screening and treatment among stroke patients is low.

Major finding: Only 5.1% of stroke patients undergo bone mineral density testing after their stroke.

Study details: Study of registry data from 16,581 stroke patients.

Disclosures: The study was funded by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and was supported by ICES (Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences) and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. One author declared consultancies for the pharmaceutical sector. No other conflicts of interest were declared.


Kapoor E et al. Stroke. 2019 April 25. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.118.024685.