Stroke-related Deaths can be Prevented

Forty percent of stroke-related deaths can be prevented by controlling risk factors and prompt management.

Effective Stroke Management Include:8

  • Regular screening for risk factors and intervention for risk reduction to prevent a primary stroke event
  • Prompt diagnosis of a stroke event using validated diagnostic tools
  • Evidence-based treatment, including patient rehabilitation
  • Patient education to promote healthy lifestyle choices and prevent secondary stroke events

However, in Africa, stroke awareness, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention are poor, resulting in high morbidity and mortality.8