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Essentials on Stroke

World Stroke Day 2022

Stroke has already reached epidemic proportions. Globally 1 in 4 adults over the age of 25 will have a stroke in their lifetime. 12.2 million people worldwide will have their first stroke this year and 6.5 million will die as a result. Over 110 million people in the world have experienced stroke.

The incidence of stroke increases significantly with age, however over 60% of strokes happen to people under the age of 70 and 16% happen to those under the age of 50.

The ESC Council on Stroke supports World Stroke Day on 29 October and is pleased to recommend a selection of resources on stroke management.

Interviews by the ESC Council on Stroke

Video message from Alison Halliday, Council on Stroke Chairperson 2022-2024

Interview with Henriette Meszaros, best poster winner at Heart & Stroke 2022

From ESC 365, the cardiology knowledge hub

Congress Resources


Access these congress resources for free from 29 October until 19 November:

ESC Heart & Stroke 2022:

ESC Congress 2022:


Register for upcoming webinars:


On-demand webinars on stroke management:



Scientific publications


Join the Council on Stroke