- Stroke is the 4th largest cause of death in Scotland (National records of Scotland mortality information 2018)
- Stroke is the single most common cause of adult disability
- There are around 9,100 new strokes a year (13,300 strokes and TIAs) (Scottish Stroke Statistics 2018)
- Around 1 in 4 stroke survivors will experience another stroke within five years (Stroke Association State of the Nation Stroke Statistics 2018)
Knowledge, skills and benefits What is a stroke?
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