STROKE

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

15 million people suffer from strokes each year worldwide
WHO Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke, 2004 ?

5 million people are permanently disabled each year following a stroke
WHO Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke, 2004 ?

Worldwide, someone passes away due to a stroke every 10 seconds
WHO World Health Report, 2007 ?

Worldwide, someone suffers a stroke every 2 seconds
(Das et al, 2008)

80% of people who suffer a stroke live in a low- or middle-income country
(Truelsen et al,2007)

Stroke is the leading cause of disability worldwide
WHO Global Burden of Disease, 2004 ?

WHAT IS STROKE?

In stroke, the blood supply to a particular part of the brain is blocked or a blood vessel that supplies a part of the brain bursts. This results in cell death in the affected part of the brain.

RISK FACTORS FOR STROKE

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High Blood Pressure

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Heart Disease

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Smoking

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Diabetes

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Prior Stroke

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