Not uncommon? Really? Numbers, please.
Ackbar, he’s a joke. Don’t forget EPO, btw.
I have wondered when these things would start happening, but overall it still seems like a crapshoot.
I understand your vitriol for MJ, and agree that his performances were pharmaceutically enhanced. However, yes, AA's are at a significantly higher risk for stroke, especially age >50. The most common etiology of stroke in my surgical practice in this population is typically carotid artery disease. Though, DVT with PFO, post MI, and just plain afib (most common for acute embolism) is more common overall. Interesting article:
"Race/ethnicity. African Americans have almost two times the risk of white people of having a first stroke. Hispanic Americans and American Indian/Alaska Natives are at greater risk than whites are for having a stroke but are at less risk than African Americans. African Americans and Hispanics are more likely than whites to die after having a stroke."