World Brain Stroke Day
20. 06. 2008
Belgrade, June 20 - Vascular diseases of the brain are the third leading cause of morbidity and mortality in a large number of countries across the world and at the very top in terms of the amount of national health funds allocated for its treatment. In more than 80% of cases, it is associated with the ischemic disease of the brain and 20% with the intracranial hemorrhage syndrome, i.e. subarachnoid hemorrhage and intracerebral hematomas. The ischemic disease of the brain results, according to a large number of studies addressing this condition, in the syndrome of transitory ischemic of brain parenchyma in 1/3 of cases. The incidence of the brain stroke in our country is reported to be 2, 2 of 1000 persons. In 75% of cases it occurs among population over 65 years of age, 33% of stroke victims die within the first year, 22% of stroke survivors require assistance with activities for daily living and 20% of them remaining permanently disabled need to be hospitalized in some of the medical institutions, what speaks for itself of treatment costs. Cerebrovascual diseases are a leading cause of death, which affect female population in clinical conditions.