New Delhi: As per some globally-renowned neuroscientists around the world, the existing rate of patients with brain stroke is on the rise and the average age is considered to be 40 years or less.
Doctors participating at a three-day international meet to discuss the epidemic of stroke cases, also said that India had witnessed a extreme rise in smoking, systolic hypertension, high fasting blood glucose level, and lower high-density lipoprotein cholesterol in the population at a younger age predisposing to a stroke sooner.
"Stroke unit implementation remains a big challenge in India. At present in India, there are approximately 35 stroke units and they are predominantly in private sector hospitals in the cities.
Doctors also said that in certain parts of the country, women are five times more prone to stroke incidences than men.