Epidemiology and the global burden of stroke.


OBJECTIVE Stroke remains one of the most devastating of all neurological diseases, often causing death or gross physical impairment or disability. As numerous countries throughout the world undergo the epidemiological transition of diseases, trends in the prevalence of stroke have dramatically changed. METHODS All major international epidemiological… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.wneu.2011.07.023