Stroke mortality continues to decline to record low in 7 years due to improved treatment and greater awareness

A study by researchers from the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University Health System and National Neuroscience Institute on local stroke mortality rates showed that while there is an increase in stroke incidences in Singapore, the stroke mortality rate continues to decline to a record low in seven years. This can be attributed to improved treatment in hospitals and higher awareness among the public, allowing patients to detect symptoms in a timely manner and to get effective treatment early. The study also showed that stroke patients in Singapore are younger when compared to patients from other developed countries, and Singapore is one of the countries with the highest probability of stroke in Asia. The results were revealed in the recent Annals Academy of Medicine journal.