Stroke Patients Younger

Stroke Patients YoungerStroke Patients Younger

The average age of strokes in Iran is 10 years lower than the global average, said Dr. Hossein Pakdaman, neurology professor and president of the Iranian Neurological Association.

“Annually,  nearly 160,000 people suffer from strokes in Iran and more than 20,000 do not survive,” he said at the Eighth National and Second International Congress of Stroke held September 23-25 at the Neurological Research Center of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Fars Province. Noting the efforts made to save stroke patients from eminent death, including a special ward in state hospitals, Pakdaman said more specialized facilities are required to reduce death and disability, ISNA reported. In his message for the occasion, Health Minister Hassan Qazizadeh Hashemi said a National Document on Acute Stroke and Treatment Protocols is currently being devised.