A stroke (or cerebrovascular accident – CVA) is caused by the interruption of the blood supply to the brain, usually because a blood vessel bursts or is blocked by a clot. This cuts off the supply of oxygen and nutrients, causing damage to the brain tissue.
Stroke: some statistics
This pathology touches 1 person every 4 minutes in France.
¾ of the patients who survive after having a stroke suffer from sequelae.
15% of strokes occur to people younger than 50, 25% to people younger than 65 and more than 50% to people aged of 75 years and over.
Every year, 1 400 000 persons are touched by a stroke in Europe and 12 million people in the world.
Save the date: this year the stroke world day will be held the 29 October 2017, this day has for vocation rising the public awareness of stroke.