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The World Stroke Organization, a membership organization representing over 55,000 professionals and many more stroke patients worldwide, has today called for urgent action to prevent stroke. The call, made in advance of World Stroke Day on the 29th October, comes in response to new data that shows stroke was responsible for over 116 million years of life lived with disability (YLD) worldwide in 2016. This adds to existing global mortality data that positions stroke as the second largest cause of death.
Read the news release and WSO President’s message
Know your #stroke risk – Stroke Riskometer www.strokeriskometer.com
And what’s your reason for preventing stroke? Watch the video on Youtube
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