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Int J Stroke. 2015 Oct;10 Suppl A100:125-7. doi: 10.1111/ijs.12575. Epub 2015 Jul 14.

Management of ischemic stroke in Central and Eastern Europe.

Author information

1
Department of Neurology, Sveti Duh University Hospital, Zagreb, Croatia.
2
School of Medicine, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Osijek, Croatia.
3
Department of Neurology, University Hospital Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania.
4
Department of Neurology, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary.
5
Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia.
6
Department of Neurology, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia.
7
Department of Neurology, Medical University Graz, Graz, Austria.
8
2nd Neurological Department, Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology, Warsaw, Poland.
9
Medical Centre Aviva, Zagreb, Croatia.

Abstract

Stroke is one of the leading causes of disability in Europe. Central and Eastern European countries have the highest incidence and mortality rates through Europe. The improvements in stroke prevention and treatment in Central and Eastern European countries did not completely reach the quality parameters present in Western European countries. We present features of current management of stroke in Central and Eastern European countries.

KEYWORDS:

Central Europe; Eastern Europe; stroke epidemiology; stroke incidence; stroke units; thrombolysis

PMID:
26179030
DOI:
10.1111/ijs.12575
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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