Sudden, focal neurological deficit resulting from ischemic or haemorrhagic lesions in the brain. Stroke is a disease that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain.
At least 50 per cent of stroke patients in the UAE are below the age of 45, which is an alarming statistic that calls for urgent lifestyle changes and an increase in awareness, according to a senior doctor.
In the UAE, after road accidents, stroke is the second leading cause of disability. Annually 8,000-10,000 patients in the UAE get a stroke; this means every hour, one person gets a stroke.
Approximately 8,000 to 10,000 patients get a stroke per year in the UAE(Khaleej Times) Filed on December 30, 2017
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