New Global Report Finds Majority of People at High Risk of Stroke Not Being Screened for Common Risk Factors

New research released by the Economist Intelligence Unit, a division of The Economist, revealed that on average, more than 75 percent of people aged 65 and older worldwide are not being screened for common stroke risk factors during routine primary care examinations, even though this population is at high risk for stroke. The EIU “Preventing Stroke: Uneven Progress” report, sponsored by The Bristol-Myers Squibb-Pfizer Alliance, conducted an analysis of 20 countries and found that efforts to screen people for stroke risk factors including AFib varied widely, even in countries with established health care and developed economies.

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Visit to watch a webinar held Sept. 21 to officially launch the report with a discussion on policy approaches to stroke prevention.

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