MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT STROKES

Jun 10, 2013

By Bob Komsic

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There should be more research to determine what help stroke survivors need and to develop ways to give them that help.

That demand comes from the Heart and Stroke Foundation in its annual report.

The report says 50-thousand strokes occur each year in Canada and 315-thousand Canadians are living with the effects of stroke.

A poll that is part of the report finds Canadians don’t have a great understanding of the realities of strokes.

One in six believes there is nothing a stroke survivor can do to prevent future strokes and more than one-third think the recovery period is limited to a few months.

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