Tuesday, November 10, 2009

More from Kiwis about stroke awareness

A Kiwi suffers a stroke every hour
Director of the National Research Centre for Stroke, Applied Neurosciences and Neurorehabilitation at AUT University, Professor Valery Feigin says the summit will provide direction for the future development in management and prevention of stroke in New Zealand.

“Our stroke rates are four times worse than other developed countries with over 32,000 people suffering a stroke each year,” he says, “and every hour someone in New Zealand is struck by a new stroke.”
The numbers may change, depending on the country. But stroke rates, stroke signs and symptoms can't be ignored.

(Image from the Stroke Foundation of New Zealand)

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