Key figures

A HIGH-IMPACT HEALTH CONCERN

the second cause
of deaths worldwide

Sources: Deaths (number & range)3 , DALY13, Handicap4 , Evolution5

long-lasting consequences

STRONG SOCIETAL
AND ECONOMIC IMPACT

Overall, stroke is the second most common cause of deaths worldwide and one of the first causes of acquired disability in adults. Three months after a stroke, over 54% of patients still have disabilities. Disability induced by stroke may require permanent assistance for daily care.

Reference6

Sources

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