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Navigating care pathways for stroke survivors across the EU

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    02-11-2023 (updated: 03-11-2023 )

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    According to the Stroke Alliance for Europe (SAFE), more than 750,000 people in Europe every year experience this life-threatening condition – a number that is projected to increase by 35% between 2017 and 2050. [SHUTTERSTOCK/Peakstock]

    A stroke is a sudden and serious medical condition that occurs when there is a disruption in blood flow to the brain and can have long-lasting effects on a person’s health and well-being.

    However, as the focus is usually on the prevention of stroke, post-stroke survivors are often left behind, without no national plans that take into account the need for a continuation of treatment after their discharge from medical institutions.

    In this series of articles, Euractiv is looking at the stroke care pathways and (non-)existing national stroke plans across the EU.

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