Current challenges and strategies in management and prevention of stroke

Ginenus Fekadu
2019 Journal of Neurology & Stroke  
people remain unaware of the most common signs. Studies in Ethiopia reveal that there is an increasing episode and 6.5% of admissions were due to stroke. Stroke does not discriminate. It affects people of all ages, ethnic groups and backgrounds. The estimated direct and indirect cost of stroke is 73.7billion in 2013. Of all cardiovascular disease clinical entities, none is more strongly linked to hypertension than stroke. Hypertension, previous Transient ischemic attack, smoking, diabetes
more » ... us, atrial fibrillation, cardiovascular diseases, heart failure¸ old age, alcohol intake and others were known risk factors for stroke. Recent developments studies indicate that psychological stress, poor thinking skills, longer working hours, alpha-blockers in older increases risk of stroke and other heart disease.
doi:10.15406/jnsk.2019.09.00366 fatcat:rrx4lrllgvbr7da4ni6thlgzfe