Stroke Care in Pakistan

Anjum Farooq, Narayanaswamy Venketasubramanian, Mohammad Wasay

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Increasing incidence of stroke and lack of infrastructure in both urban and rural areas needs immediate attention in Pakistan. There is a high proportion of young stroke with poor stroke outcomes. Acute stroke care is scarce in Pakistan due to the small number of neurologists (1 neurologist per 1 million population), few stroke units, and limited availability of alteplase (recombinant tissue plasminogen activator) in the country.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)118-121
Number of pages4
JournalCerebrovascular Diseases Extra
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 25 Oct 2021


  • Asia
  • Awareness
  • Care
  • Pakistan
  • Stroke


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