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6 New Things About the Burden of Stroke

6 New Things About the Burden of Stroke

The socioeconomic and health effect of stroke and other noncommunicable disorders (NCDs) that share many of its risk factors—eg, heart attack, dementia, and diabetes—is huge and increasing, according to the Reducing the International Burden of Stroke Using Mobile Technology Study.

NCDs account for 34.5 million deaths (66% of deaths from all causes) and 1344 million disability-adjusted life years lost worldwide in 2010, the study says, and the burden is likely to increase with the aging of the world’s population.

 

Turn the pages to find out more about the growing burden of stroke and the latest developments in science and patient care:

 

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