Stroke in Pakistan.

@article{Khealani2008StrokeIP,
  title={Stroke in Pakistan.},
  author={Bhojo Asumal Khealani and Bilal Hameed and Uzma U Mapari},
  journal={JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association},
  year={2008},
  volume={58 7},
  pages={400-3}
}
Stroke is the most common cause of disability and a leading cause of mortality world wide. Though the incidence is falling in West but probably is rising in Asia. The burden of stroke risk factors in Pakistan is enormous e.g. by 2020 Pakistan will be 4th most populous country in terms of diabetic patients. Similarly every 3rd person above age of 45 years has hypertension. Ironically a great majority of these patients are unaware of their diagnosis. This is further complicated by the fact that… CONTINUE READING
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