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The World Stroke Organization And Boston Scientific Join Forces To Bolster Awareness And Advocacy Efforts

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LONDON, May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

The World Stroke Organization will team with global medical technology leader Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE:BSX), to further raise awareness and take action in the worldwide fight against stroke.  

"The WSO aims to reduce the global burden of stroke through prevention, acute treatment and long-term care," said WSO president Prof. Stephen Davis. Joining forces with Boston Scientific and other leading companies involved in the stroke field, to address atrial fibrillation and other stroke-related conditions, directly helps us to achieve that mission."  

As the newest member of the World Stroke Campaign, Boston Scientific will join other sponsors to raise awareness about World Stroke Day to take place on October 29, 2013 and will support additional World Stroke Organization efforts to share key messages and important information about stroke prevention and treatments through campaign websites, pamphlets, posters, educational efforts and email messages.

"Boston Scientific is dedicated to improving the health of patients around the world and supporting WSO in efforts to increase awareness of stroke is a natural extension of our mission," said Keith Dawkins, M.D., global chief medical officer, Boston Scientific. "We are committed to developing innovative technologies which may provide alternatives to the current standard of care for stroke, and the WSO efforts to support patient education about stroke, risk factors, prevention and treatment options are highly complementary to our work."

According to the World Health Organization, approximately 15 million people suffer a stroke each year. Stroke is the second leading cause of death for people above the age of 60 and the fifth leading cause in people aged 15 to 59. It also affects children, including newborns. Each year, nearly six million people die from stroke. In fact, stroke is responsible for more deaths annually than those attributed to AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria altogether. Stroke is also the leading cause of long-term disability, irrespective of age, gender, ethnicity or country.  

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