Burden of stroke in Malaysia.

  title={Burden of stroke in Malaysia.},
  author={Keat Wei Loo and Siew Hua Gan},
  journal={International journal of stroke : official journal of the International Stroke Society},
  volume={7 2},
Stroke is one of the top five leading causes of death and one of the top 10 causes for hospitalization in Malaysia. Stroke is also in the top five diseases with the greatest burden of disease, based on disability-adjusted life years. However, prospective studies on stroke in Malaysia are limited. To date, neither the prevalence of stroke nor its incidence nationally has been recorded. Hypertension is the major risk factor for stroke. The mean age of stroke patients in Malaysia is between 54.5… CONTINUE READING
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