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(Updated on 23/03/2016)
World Stroke Day "is observed on October 29 to underscore the serious nature and high rates of stroke, raise awareness of the prevention and treatment of the condition, and ensure better care and support for survivors. On this day, organizations around the world have facilitated events
emphasizing education, testing, and initiatives to improve the damaging effects of stroke worldwide."
(Stroke = "AVC" in French)
- Stroke, "also known as cerebrovascular accident (CVA), cerebrovascular insult (CVI), or brain attack, is when poor blood flow to the brain results in cell death. There are two main types of stroke: ischemic, due to lack of blood flow, and hemorrhagic due to bleeding. They result in part of the brain not functioning properly."