- Every year, over 150,000 people in the UK have a stroke, costing the country more than £8 billion
- More than half of the estimated 1.2 million stroke survivors in the UK suffer from disabilities affecting their daily lives
- A stroke causes damage to the brain, from blocked arteries or bleeding from blood vessels
- Up to 30 per cent of strokes are caused by Cardioembolic strokes, they are extremely severe, caused by a clot that originates in the heart and travels to the brain
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