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Discuss the following facts about stroke with your fellow-students



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Discuss the following facts about stroke with your fellow-students.

  • Every 45 seconds someone has a stroke in the United States.

  • Stroke is the second (after the myocardial infarction) most common cause of death in the world.

  • Stroke accounts for about 1 of every 16 deaths.

  • It causes a death every 3 to 4 minutes.

  • The risk for stroke in people with dark skin is almost twice higher than with light skin.

  • At all ages, more women die of stroke than men.

  • Women over age 30 who smoke and take high-oestrogen oral contraceptives (50 micrograms of oestrogen or more) increase their risk of stroke 22 times.

  • Over 43 per cent of people over 85 have suffered a silent stroke.

  • Patients with diabetes mellitus are 2-3 times more predisposed to stroke.

  • Its incidence is accelerating in developing countries due to unhealthy lifestyles.

  • 17 per cent of people over the age of 50 are unable to name a single stroke symptom.

  • Almost 60 per cent of stroke patients don’t get to a doctor or hospital until 24 hours after the stroke.

  • 13 hours is the average time from the time of the stroke to when medical attention is sought.




      1. Here is the list of famous leaders and celebrities who have experienced strokes. Do you know the names of the famous Ukrainian people who coped with this problem?




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