Stroke ranks fourth highest death cause in Brunei

A stroke patient undergoes functional electrical stimulation at Sunway Medical Centre Velocity's Rehabilitation Centre in Kuala Lumpur. - The Star

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Oct 30 (Xinhua): Stroke is the fourth highest cause of death in Brunei, where on average stroke patients are those aged between 55 and 60, while 17 percent of stroke sufferers are under the age of 45, Haji Mohd Isham, the country's Minister of Health said.

In his message to mark World Stroke Day, which falls on Thursday, the minister said that of all stroke patients in Brunei, 20-25 per cent is a type of haemorrhagic stroke caused by bleeding, while the rest is a type of infarct stroke caused by blood clots.

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