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
Access these congress resources for free from 29 October until 19 November:
ESC Heart & Stroke 2022:
ESC Congress 2022:
- Cardiology Consult in the Stroke patient- state of the art
- Meet the experts - saving the Brain during acute ischaemic stroke
Register for upcoming webinars:
- Are NOACs already outdated? New trends in anticoagulation therapy
12 December 2022, from 18:00 to 19:00 CET
- What is the individual patient’s risk? complexities of clinical decision-making
16 January 2023, from 18:00 to 19:00 CET
On-demand webinars on stroke management:
- Position papers and consensus documents
- European Heart Journal supplement: Cardiovascular management in stroke - interdisciplinary concepts 2020 from the ESC Council on Stroke