We came across the 2014 Stroke Report from the Heart and Stroke Foundation and thought we would share. Have a look (full report below) because this report contains a superb assessment of Canada’s current stroke care strategies and outlines where we’re heading.
In case you’re wondering, the Heart and Stroke Foundation is in an excellent position to keep us informed on stroke care. Year after year Heart and Stroke, with support from 130,000+ Canadians around the country, is able to invest in ground-breaking research, prevention efforts and advocates healthy change across Canada.
2014 Stroke Report
Excerpt from the report: “More is known about its causes and effects, and stroke services have improved and expanded in many regions. Patient outcomes are also much better. Now one-third fewer people admitted to hospital for stroke die, compared with 10 years ago. And on top of this, there are fewer hospitalizations from stroke in some provinces, as a result of both fewer strokes happening but also because people with mild strokes can now get appropriate services in the community.
Canadians are also understanding stroke better, recognizing its signs and how to prevent it.
However, this is only part of the story and only today’s story. Stroke remains a serious health issue that affects thousands of Canadians and their loved ones. It is the second leading cause of death in the world. There are an estimated 50,000 strokes in Canada every year, or one every 10 minutes. And 315,000 Canadians are living with the effects of stroke, which can include a range of disabilities.”
Iridia is proud to have worked with the Heart and Stroke Foundation in developing the BC Stroke Strategy. We will stand alongside the Foundation in the step-by-step fight against heart disease and stroke.