In February 2019, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, a WSO society member, released a really important and provocative report.
This report examined the interconnections between heart conditions, stroke and vascular cognitive impairment. The organization studied hospitalization administrative data, population mortality statistics, the research literature and spoke with hundreds of people with lived experience. It urges systems of care to move to more integrated models to reduce burden of all these conditions, as prevention efforts have multiple benefits.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada have also created a new data visualization of the report and some of the key findings. These can be accessed here: Data Hub (interactive data visualization) and Working with your doctor conversation guide
Achieving our vision of a life free from stroke is a task that WSO cannot achieve alone. We are committed to building our partnerships at the global, regional and national level to scale up and deliver improvements in prevention, treatment and support to reduce the burden of stroke.