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Life-Saving News on Third Leading Cause of Death in ND

October 11, 2007

Fargo, N.D. – It's the third leading cause of death in North Dakota, but you can help improve your odds, according to new research. Two studies released this week find that people who have had minor strokes run a greater risk of having a debilitating major stroke within a month. However, it's preventable with quick action, including reducing high blood pressure, a key cause of stroke. Merit Care System Fargo Neurologist Sunil Goli says it can be a life-saving difference.

"A roughly 30 to 40 percent reduction of strokes can be achieved when one controls high blood pressure, which is a very treatable condition."

He believes everyone should be concerned about high blood pressure, whether they've had a stroke or not. Also known as hypertension, it affects 72 million people in this country, and 70 percent of them are unaware that they have the condition. Goli says poor diet and lack of exercise are the most common factors in elevated blood pressure, and people can reduce their stroke risks with lifestyle changes.

"Lifestyle modifications are some of the difficult things, and obesity also could be indirectly related to blood pressure."

To determine your risk factors, check the American Heart Association's Web site, at

Dick Layman/John Robinson, Public News Service - ND