Rising to the challenge, life after stroke
Globally, stroke is the 2nd leading cause of death worldwide, in addition to being the 3rd leading cause of combined death and disability across the world, with approximately 1 in 4 people over the age of 25 expected to experience a stroke at some point in their lives.
With stroke rates expected to increase by 35% by 2035, timely, adequate post-stroke care will continue to play a critical role in the prevention of stroke recurrence and maintaining stroke survivors’ quality of life. However, in many countries, there are still gaps in care that need to be addressed. For many stroke survivors across Europe, the current lack of established care pathways is negatively impacting their long-term outcomes, which in turn leads to greater complications, increased pressures on healthcare providers and a significant economic cost to society.
To address this global challenge, Ipsen is committed to raising awareness of this unmet need for stroke survivors and to bringing about much-needed change to post-stroke care pathways, national stroke strategies and multidisciplinary rehabilitation, to facilitate better and more equitable access and care for people living with the consequences of a stroke.