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World Stroke Day 2023 – the need for further research

Did you know?

  • 63% of strokes occurred in people under the age of 63 in 2019 
  • Stroke remains the second largest cause of death worldwide 
  • 1 in 45 people in the UK have an atrial fibrillation (AF) diagnosis – AF is thought to contribute to 1 in 5 strokes  

World Stroke Day takes place on the 29th of October each year. This year’s theme, ‘Together we are #GreaterThanStroke‘ aimed to raise awareness of people impacted by the disease globally, and highlight the need for further research on stroke prevention and treatment.

The PRESTIGE-AF team showed their support of World Stroke Day by sharing a series of posts, videos and infographics which highlighted the importance of the research currently being undertaken to reduce the risk of further stroke in people with atrial fibrillation (AF). 

Take a look through some of the content from the day below.