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Keywords

cerebral vascular accident, stroke prevention, vitamin D, vitamin supplement

 

Authors

  1. Schneider, Melissa A.

Abstract

ABSTRACT: There is a growing body of evidence linking vitamin D to more than only bone health. Researchers are discovering connections between low vitamin D levels and increased stroke risk, higher mortality, and poorer outcomes after stroke. Nurses need to be aware of ongoing research regarding vitamin D and include information about this important vitamin with patient education, especially for older patients admitted with stroke symptoms or risks.