Brain attack

A stroke, or “brain attack,” occurs when blood circulation to the brain fails. Brain cells can die from decreased blood flow and the resulting lack of oxygen, thus leading to dysfunction of the brain tissue in that area. It is one of the leading cause of disability and 3rd leading cause of death . The prevalence rate of stroke in India alone is 1.54 per thousand. The occurrence of stroke is found to peak between the ages of 55 and 65 years. With increased life expectancy, India is likely to face an enormous socio-economic burden to meet the costs of rehabilitation of “stroke victims”