Stroke Rate High

Stroke Rate HighStroke Rate High

Around 300,000 people suffer from strokes annually in Iran, with 20% fatalities and 80% disabilities, the Statistical Center of Iran said in its latest report. “The rate of stroke has doubled across the world including in Iran over the past decade,” said Dr. Mohammad Taqi Joghataei, a senior rehab affairs advisor at the Health Ministry, ISNA reported. According to the World Health Organization, 15 million people suffer from stroke worldwide every year. Although the incidence of stroke is declining in developed countries due to efforts to lower blood pressure and reduce smoking, the overall rate of stroke remains high as to the population is aging.