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Announcement: World Stroke Day – October 29, 2016.

Announcement: World Stroke Day – October 29, 2016.
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MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report 2016 Oct 2865(42) 1176 doi 10.15585/mmwr.mm6542a6
Abstract

The theme of World Stroke Day 2016 is "Face the Facts: Stroke is Treatable," highlighting that lives can improve with better awareness, action, and access. Stroke is a leading cause of disability and the second leading cause of death worldwide (1,2). In the United States, one person dies every 4 minutes from stroke, and up to 30% of stroke survivors are permanently disabled (3). High blood pressure is a leading risk factor for stroke (3).

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