Heart & Stroke session of the Hellenic Stroke Organization at the Congress of the Internal Medicine Society of Greece on diabetes, lipids, arterial hypertension and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, 22 & 23 November 2019, Ioannina, Greece
The Hellenic Stroke Organization is the home of a vivid society of Greek stroke physicians and other healthcare professionals who are involved in stroke prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. In the spirit of collegiality, we aim to reduce the economic, physical and social burden of stroke in Greece by raising public awareness and supporting continuous medical education through various channels: the Stroke Awareness Day, our Stroke Conference and other scientific events, the development, publication and implementation of National Stroke Guidelines, our Stroke Textbook, our monthly newsletter, and many others.
Stroke is the major cause of disability in adults and one of the most important causes of death worldwide. It is associated with serious physical, mental, social, but also economic consequences not only to surviving patients but also to their families. In our country it is estimated that every year there are 30-35,000 new strokes while the total hospital admissions exceed 40,000 per year.
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