Stroke is a leading cause of adult disability worldwide. More than half of all stroke patients are left dependant on others for their daily activities. Stroke happens 25% more in women compared to men.

Majority of strokes are “ischemic” – due to blockages ( plaque – see image ) in the blood vessels. Majority of these strokes are preventable either through medical management or through surgery – which in the appropriate hands – allows you to reduce the risk by 6% to 17% depending on if the person has had a stroke or not.

We shall continue to discuss these kind of strokes (ischemic – due to blockages) on over the next few weeks.