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PRIMARY PREVENTION OF STROKE

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Stroke is a leading global cause of death, with an estimated 5·8 million fatal events in 2005 two-thirds in low-income and middle-income countries. Stroke management leads to enormous expenditure of resources and patient are left with great morbidity impairing productivity in many.

In Kenya and other third world countries with many other competing  health expenditures for the meagre health budget its important to invest on preventive measures which largely cost little but impact many in the population.

Medical practioners should thus have the knowledge to appropriatly identify, risk stratify and manage the patients with cardiovacular risk factors to prevent stroke occurence.

 

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Release date: 25-08-2013
Expiry date: 25-08-2014

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