Why Stroke Prevention Strategy Needs an Overhaul

30 Jan 2020

 In a recently published article in the Journal of the American Heart Association, WSO President Dr Michael Brainin and Executive Board Member Dr Valery Feigin, along with other co-authors, state that the currently growing prevention focus on the identification and treatment of individuals at high risk of stroke and CVD prevention is clearly not delivering the rate of change that we need to address increasing risk of stroke. They call for population-based approaches to stroke and CVD prevention, such as tobacco control, alcohol taxation and food policies to reduce stroke risk factors across the whole population, throughout the life-course, need to be the strategic priority.