From 15 to 16 million people suffer a stroke every year, of which 100-110 thousand are residents of Ukraine. This vascular desiase ranks first among causes of disability and is one of the leading causes of death. One third of patients die during the first year after stroke, one out of four becomes disabled with a violation of basic functions, the daily activity of every second patient is limited, and only one out of five returns to their previous lives. The causes of the catastrophic consequences of a stroke, as well as the possibility of minimizing them, were discussed by the participants of the 11th scientific and practical conference “Neurosymposium”, which was held on September 12-12, 2019 in Odessa.

Authors: Dziak L.A., Chemer N.M., Khubetova I.V

Posted: Medical newspaper “Health of Ukraine. Neurology, Psychiatry, Psychotherapy”, No 3 (50), October 2019