Heart and Stroke Foundation Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery

2014.10.29

News release: Oct. 29, 2014

Headline: Canada needs to invest more in stroke recovery
Story: Canada needs a revolution in stroke, rebalancing care to put greater emphasis on rehabilitation and community reintegration of survivors, according to an article published today in Expert Reviews of Neurotherapeutics.

The publication is timely because today, October 29, is World Stroke Day -- a day to highlight issues and challenges facing stroke disease, which is “globally the second leading cause of death and one of the costliest and most burdensome diseases,” Canadian researchers say.

According to the expert review article, led by Dr. Robert Teasell of Western University, “the time has come for … greater focus on and investment in the rehabilitation and quality of life of stroke survivors.
Dr. Teasell, a researcher with the Heart and Stroke Foundation Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery, says rehabilitation, which has been proven to reduce the burden of stroke, requires an effective, organized and well-supported chronic disease management strategy.
Read more at www.canadianstroke.ca

Contact Details

Heart and Stroke Foundation Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery
Ms Cathy Campbell
Ottawa, Canada
Work Phone: 613-852-2303
Email Address: cathy@canadianstroke.ca



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