The Economist launches “Preventing Stroke: Uneven Progress” report and webinar

September 20, 2017 (UPDATED September 21, 2017)

  • Summary:  The Economist launches “Preventing Stroke: Uneven Progress” report and webinar on September 21
  • Reading time: 2–3 minutes.

On September 21st at 10:00am EST, The Economist Intelligence Unit, a division of The Economist, hosted a webinar to release a report on efforts to prevent stroke in twenty countries around the world.

The “PreventingStroke: Uneven Progress” report, sponsored by The Bristol-Myers Squibb-Pfizer Alliance, looked at efforts to screen for stroke risk factors, including afib, and reduce risks of stroke through awareness, screening practices, and policies. Mellanie True Hills, founder, participated in this report.

The report revealed that, on average, more than 75 percent of people aged 65 and older worldwide are not being screened for Afib and other common stroke risk factors during routine primary care examinations, even though this population is at high risk for stroke. This analysis found that efforts to screen people for stroke risk factors, including Afib, varied widely, even in countries with established health care and developed economies.

To download the report (white paper) and an infographic, visit: Preventing Stroke: Uneven Progress

To access the webinar, go to: Watch the webinar replay

On the webinar, you will hear clinicians and policymakers as well as representatives of the private sector and patients’ perspective discussing the policies and approaches to stroke prevention as well as what the government can do to help reduce the cases of stroke.

Webinar panelists include:

  • Martin Koehring, managing editor and global healthcare lead, Thought Leadership, The Economist Intelligence Unit
  • Barbara Casadei, BHF professor of cardiovascular medicine, University of Oxford & president elect European Society of Cardiology
  • Mårten Rosenqvist, professor of cardiology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm
  • Valeria Caso, stroke neurologist, University of Perugia Stroke Unit & president, European Stroke Organisation
  • Markus Wagner, senior expert, German Stroke Foundation, vice-president, Stroke Alliance for Europe
  • Masum Hossain, senior global leader, BMS-Pfizer Alliance