An analysis of data from more than 15,000 ischemic stroke patients showed that roughly 1 in 10 survivors develop chronic pain. Patients with post-stroke chronic pain were more likely to suffer from functional and cognitive decline, the researchers report online in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. Antidepressants along with neuropathic pain treatments might help stroke patients who have significant pain, said Dr. Fadi Nahab, medical director for Emory University Hospital's stroke program.

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