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If you have trouble with walking, with speaking and understanding, paralysis or numbness of the face, arm or leg you may have the early signs of stroke. Find out the latest news and research on stroke and what has the medical science has found about treatment.

EPO Blood Doping May Cause Stroke in Bikers and Runners

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EPO blood doping to enhance performance in bikers and runners during competitions may put the athletes at risk of death from a stroke. Researchers recently reported their discovery that both acute and long term use of EPO blood doping results in an increased blood pressure in the brain’s blood vessels, which could result in a cerebral vascular accident such as a stroke.