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July 2008, Volume 58, Issue 7


Stroke; preventable but highly prevalent in Pakistan

Ashfaq Shuaib

Worldwide more than 16 million people suffer an acute stroke every year. Over 80% survive the acute insult but most victims are unfortunately left with long-term neurological deficits making stroke the leading cause of chronic disability in adults.1 In Pakistan


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