VASCage plans new prevention study among 1,000 healthy Tyrolean adults

Stroke is the second leading cause of death, with more than six million deaths annually worldwide, and the leading cause of permanent disability in adults. One in four people will suffer a stroke at some point in their lives, although most strokes could be prevented. Prevention is therefore the focus of this year’s World Stroke Day on 29 October and also one of the most important research areas at the VASCage. So far, the main focus of VASCage prevention research has been on children and adolescents. Now a comprehensive study on a representative group of 1,000 randomly selected Tyrolean adults is also to take place.