Strokes are devastating and the rehabilitation is a long process. What if a stroke could be detected before it happened or at least the likelihood of one occurring?
An estimated 50,000 strokes occur in Canada each year. One in four is a “cryptogenic” stroke, meaning a stroke of unknown cause.
Presented Thursday at the International Stroke Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii, the three-year study “provides the strongest evidence to date to support intensive heart monitoring in patients with unexplained strokes or mini-strokes,” the American Stroke Association said in a statement.
This is good news for many around the world. Prevention is very important, but knowledge is the key to this prevention.