The burden of stroke and transient ischemic attack in Pakistan: a community-based prevalence study

@inproceedings{Kamal2009TheBO,
  title={The burden of stroke and transient ischemic attack in Pakistan: a community-based prevalence study},
  author={Ayeesha Kamran Kamal and Ahmed Itrat and Muhammed Murtaza and Maria Aqeel Khan and Asif Al Rasheed and Amin Ahsan Ali and Amna Akber and Zainab Akber and Navaid Iqbal and S. N. Shoukat and Farzin Majeed and Danish Saleheen},
  booktitle={BMC neurology},
  year={2009}
}
BackgroundThe burden of cerebrovascular disease in developing countries is rising sharply. The prevalence of established risk factors of stroke is exceptionally high in Pakistan. However, there is limited data on the burden of stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA) in South Asia. We report the first such study conducted in an urban slum of Karachi, Pakistan.MethodsIndividuals 35 years of age or older were invited for participation in this investigation through simple random sampling. A… CONTINUE READING
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